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This is a publication of Catholic Theological Union 
5401 S. Cornell Avenue 
Chicago Jllinois 60615-5698 

For admissions information 

Call 773/753.5316 or FAX 773/324.8490 or e-mail: milt@ctu.edu 

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GENERAL INFORMATION 1 

Identity. 2 

History 2 

Mission 2 

Chicago Setting 3 

Campus.. 4 

Center of Centers 4 

Library 5 

Special Programs and Resources 5 

Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry 5 

Catholic-Jewisii Studies 6 

Chicago Center for Global Ministries ....6 

Emmaus Program 7 

Hesburgh Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry 7 

Visiting Scholars 8 

New Theology Review 8 

THE FACULTY 9 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 21 

Degree Programs 22 

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) 22 

Master of Arts (MA.).... 25 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (M.A.P.S.) 26 

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) 28 

Certificate Programs 30 

Biblical Spirituality 30 

Liturgical Studies 30 

Pastoral Studies..... 30 

Spiritual Formation 31 

Cross-Cultural Mission 31 

Continuing Education 31 

Sabbatical Program 31 

Hesburgh Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry 31 

Summer Institute 32 

Ministers in the Vicinity 32 

Study in Special Areas of Ministry 32 

World Mission Program 32 

Professional Growth in Formation Ministry 33 

Spirituality Studies ..33 

r Hispanic Ministry 33 

Oscar Romero Scholars Program 34 

Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program 34 

Joint African-American Ministries Program 34 

Native American Ministries 35 

Institute for Liturgical Consultants 35 



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Off-Campus Study 35 

Israel Study Programs 35 

Overseas Training Program 36 

Louvain Study 36 

Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies 36 

Claret Center 37 

National Capital Semester 37 

United Nations and World Faiths 37 

Sheptytsky Institute in Eastern Christian Studies 37 

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies 38 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION 39 

Admissions Policies 40 

Academic Policies 43 

COURSE OFFERINGS 49 

Philosophy Prerequisites 50 

Biblical Literature and Languages Department 51 

Cross-Cultural Ministries Department 57 

Historical and Doctrinal Studies Department 62 

Historical Studies 62 

Doctrinal Studies 63 

Ethical Studies 66 

Spirituality and Pastoral Care Department 68 

Spirituality Studies 68 

Pastoral Care Studies 71 

Word and Worship Department 72 

Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies 75 

Field Education 76 

STUDENT LIFE 77 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION 81 

APPENDIX 85 

The Administration 86 

Communities Participating in the Union 87 

Board of Trustees 89 

Accreditation 91 

The Association of Chicago Theological Schools 92 

Mailing Address 93 

Telephone and FAX Directory 95 

Directions to CTU 96 

Academic Calendar 97 

Note of special importance about this catalog: 

The catalog does not constitute a contract between students and/or applicants. 
Catbolic Theological Union reserves the hght to revise it and the policies derived 
from it as appropriate. 



Word From The President 




Fr. Donald Senior, C.P., 

President 

Cattioiic Tlieological Union 




Dear Friend, 

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Theological Union. 

We believe that CTU offers you exciting opportunities to deepen 
your knowledge of our Catholic heritage and to prepare yourself to 
serve the mission of the church. 

We are blessed with a superb faculty who are not only leading 
scholars in their fields but skilled and caring teachers. Through the 
courses hsted in this catalog and through the numerous offerings 
available through cross-registration at our ten neighboring 
theological schools, you have access to one of the largest 
concentrations of theological resources in the world. \^; 

You will also find a school with a heart, where students are 
welcomed and valued as partners in the educational process. 
We are a diverse community, including men and women, religious 
and lay, enriched by students and cultures from all over 
North America and around the globe. 

The church is very much alive at CTU and you can sense its 
vibrant spirit in our classrooms, at our liturgies and at our 
celebrations. Our home in the Hyde Park section of Chicago 
is an exciting university neighborhood, near the center of one of 
America's greatest and most beautiful cities and in view of Lake 
Michigan and its celebrated parks. 

This is a time of renewed hope for the church as it crosses into 
the new millennium. Please join us in this great adventure of faith. 

Sincerely, 



Fr. Donald Senior, C.P. 
President 



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Identity 

Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, (CTU) the largest Roman Catholic school 
of theology and ministry in the United States, prepares people to serve the church 
throughout the world. Founded in the spirit and vision of the Second Vatican Council, 
CTU is a community of inquiry where faculty, students and staff engage in the pursuit 
of academic excellence, ministerial leadership and a life of service. The setting for this 
collaborative effort is an urban, ecumenical, mukicultural and university environment. 



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Built as a resort hotel at the turn of the century, 

Catholic Theological Union's primary building is just blocks 

from Lake Michigan to the east and Hyde Park's 

downtown to the west. 



History 

Catholic Theological Union began in 1968 
when three religious communities of men 
combined their resources to provide 
seminarians with a priestly formation that 
responded to the renewal of the church as 
expressed by Vatican IT Today, CTU is 
comprised of 32 religious orders which 
represent 45 percent of the 450 students. 
CTU has become a mosaic that includes 
internationally and ethnically diverse 
students, religious and lay, women and 
men, in a wide range of ages. Similarly, 
CTU's programs have diversified and 
expanded to address the contemporary 
needs of the church in an increasingly 
global society. 



CTU's most treasured resource is its distinguished faculty of Catholic, Jewish and 
Protestant scholars who write many of the primary books on theology and ministry 
and at the same time are committed to mentoring students. CTU graduates, who now 
number over 2,500, serve across the U.S. and in 65 countries worldwide, working in 
parishes, homeless shelters, prisons, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, 
hospices, gang ministry, indigenous churches and a myriad of other ministry settings. 
One in every six religious order priests ordained in the U.S. is a CTU graduate. 

IVIission 

The primary mission of Catholic Theological Union is the academic and pastoral 
formation of students preparing for priesthood and a variety of other ministries in the 
United States and around the world. The school also provides continuing theological 
education for clergy, religious and lay persons. CTU is committed to theological 
education and scholarship within a community of faith in interaction with a living 
Catholic tradition and ecumenical, interfaith and cross-cuhural perspectives and 
resources. Through its degree programs and other educational and fomiational 
opportunities, CTU strives to educate effective leaders for the church whose mission 
is to witness Christ's good news of justice, love and peace to people of all nations. 



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Chicago Setting 

Poet Carl Sandburg called Chicago 

the "City of Big Shoulders," an apt 

name for this sprawling giant whose 

skyline of towering skyscrapers, 

industrial structures and massive 

buildings rises out of the Midwestern 

plains. The city's "I will" spirit of 

tenacity and optimism is evidenced 

in the remarkable recovery from the 

devastation of the great fire of 1871 to 

Chicago's position as the birthplace of 

modem architecture. Over the years 

thousands of immigrants have shaped 

this city of neighborhoods which 

today reflects the strength, persistence and uniqueness of its residents. 

A center of research and cultural treasures, Chicago's many fme universities, colleges, 
libraries, museums, galleries, theaters and musical venues offer unmatched opportunity for 
personal enrichment. Its 500 parks and 52,000 acres of forest preserves are crowned by 25 
miles of parks and beaches along Lake Michigan. And the CTU campus is just a few 
blocks from the lake. 



Chicago's picturesque lal<efront offers relaxation and recreation 
amid the energy and enterprise of this world class city. 



Moreover, with the second largest concentration of Roman Catholics in the United 
States, there are many occasions to serve in local parishes, hospitals, and related human 
service organizations. 




Megeen White and Patricia Cespedes Aguirre of Peru, 

are among the laywomen studying at CTU. 
Laywomen represent one quarter of the student body. 



Tiie Hyde Parl< Neigliborhood 

Chicago is a "city of neighborhoods," 
and CTU is set in the culturally rich and 
ethnically diverse neighborhood of 
Hyde Park anchored by the University 
of Chicago. A cosmopolitan, stable, 
integrated neighborhood with a strong 
sense of community, Hyde Park has the 
tree-lined streets and gracious old 
homes of an historic Midwest town. It is 
also one of the most religiously diverse 
areas of the city with churches of most 
major Christian denominations, several 
synagogues, a mosque and Hindu and 
Buddhist places of worship. 



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CTU students participate in a liturgy commemorating 

Monsignor Oscar Romero. Tlie Oscar Romero Sctiolars Program 

trains IHispanic men and women for ministry in the church. 



Besides CTU and the Divinity School 
of the University of Chicago, four 
sister theological schools are in Hyde 
Park: Chicago Theological Seminary, 
the Lutheran School of Theology at 
Chicago, McCormick Theological 
Seminary and Meadville/Lombard 
Theological School. Together they 
form the Hyde Park Cluster of 
Theological Schools. CTU also 
belongs to the Association of 
Chicago Theological Schools 
(ACTS), a consortium of 1 1 schools 
that offers a rich network of 
resources, placing Chicago among 
the premier centers of theological 



education in the world. ACTS schools cooperate through student cross-registration, 
library access and faculty interchange, offering a combined 1,000 courses taught by 
350 faculty. The collective library resources of the ACTS schools number 1.6 million 
books with over 5,000 periodicals. In addition, ACTS enables students and faculty to 
pursue their work with people of many different cultural and theological traditions. 



The Campus 

The Catholic Theological Union campus consists of three buildings and several parking 
lots along Cornell Avenue. Formerly the Aragon Hotel, the 10-story structure that is 
CTU's primary structure contains classrooms, a full service dining room, conference 
and meeting rooms, the Paul Bechtold Library, the Joan of Arc Chapel, the Courtyard 
Gallery and an audio visual laboratory. Margaret Paluch Hall, a five-story complex 
across the street, is home to six national religious 
centers as well as residences. A third structure just 
north of Paluch Hall, a five-story building, has 
offices and residences. Both efficiency and one- 
bedroom apartments are available for student 
housing. The campus is a short walk from Lake 
Michigan, two blocks from the commercial center 
of Hyde Park, and one block from the buses and 
trains that are only a 15 minute trip to Chicago's 
downtown Loop. 



Center of Centers 

Chicago is set in the heartland of the continental 
United States and with its unique history and 
mission CTU is at the center of the American 




The cafeteria is a hub of nourishment, 
community news and social interaction. 



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Upon learning his vision would be 

continued through CTU's Bernardin Center, 

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin said, 

"I am very pleased that you will continue 

my legacy and ecclesial vision. " 



Catholic Church. This combination of advantages has 
attracted a number of distinguished rehgious centers 
which have national offices on the CTU campus. 

Under the auspices of CTU and included in its 
offerings are: The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Center 
for Theology and Ministry, the Catholic-Jewish 
Studies Program, the Hesburgh Center for 
Continuing Formation in Ministry and the Chicago 
Center for Global Ministries (co-sponsored by 
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and 
McCormick Theological Seminary). 



Furthermore, CTU is a partner in the recently-formed 

Center for the Study of Religious Life (along with 

the Conference of Major Superiors of Men and the 

Leadership Conference of Women Religious). In 

addition, the CTU community is enriched by the 

presence of The National Coalition for Church > 

Vocations, the National Religious Vocation Conference, the National Catholic 

Conference for Total Stewardship (for parish-based renewal), the National Association 

for Lay Ministiy and Stauros (focused on human suffering). 

The Paul Bechtold Library 

The Paul Bechtold Library at Catholic Theological Union contains 120,000 volumes, 
providing resources for study and research by students and faculty members. It currently 
receives over 580 periodicals. Beyond the general theological holdings, the library has 
special collections in mission studies, history of religions and homiletics. A recent 
addition to the library is the Weber-Killgallon collection in religious education. 

CTU's membership in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, the Chicago 
Library System, the Illinois Library Computer System Organization and the On-line 
Catalog Library Cooperative allows library patrons to access other library resources 
in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and the rest of the nation. 

Special Programs and Resources 

The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry 

The Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry honors Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, 
long-time friend and honorary alumnus of CTU, who demonstrated a pastoral leadership 
that brought the reforms and spirit of Vatican II to the Catholic Church and to people of 
faith across the United States. To further his legacy the Bernardin Center prepares 
women and men, religious and lay, to minister in the spirit of Vatican II by providing 
academic training and scholarships. It also sponsors an annual lecture, theological 



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Every year CTU sponsors a range of trips to Israel 

and the Middle East for academic study, 

retreats and sabbaticals — all led by CTU Bible faculty. 



research, public discussions and 
programs in areas of concern to the 
CathoUc Church. Officially opened in 
1997, the Bemadin Center is off to an 
exemplary start and currently trains 
promising scholars who will carry on 
the vision of Cardinal Bemardin. 

The Catholic-Jewish Studies Program 

John Pawllkowski, O.S.M. 
Rabbi i-iayim Perelmuter, Co-Directors 
The Jewish Studies Program has become 
an integral part of the Bemardin Center 
for Theology and Ministry at CTU. In 
doing so the program has revised its name 
to Catholic-Jewish Studies and has added 
to its array of lectures, workshops and 
courses of study. On-going support from 
the Jewish Chautauqua Society, the Annie 
Gamble Foundation, the Charles and 
M.R. Shapiro Foundation and the Hans and Annaliese Elias Trust helps support a 
quarterly lectureship series and the work of Rabbi Hayim Perelmuter, the Chautauqua 
Professor of Jewish Studies. 

New developments include an annual conference in Catholic-Jewish Studies sponsored 
by the Bemardin Center and the addition of a course in Holocaust studies. The Shapiro 
Lectures continue to bring outstanding scholars to CTU and Rabbi Perelmuter teaches a 
variety of courses in rabbinic Judaica. Rabbi Perelmuter and Fr. John Pawlikowski, 
O.S.M. , professor of social ethics, work to provide a program that brings together, in a 
setting that prepares future leaders, both first-rate Jewish scholarship and the practical 
concems of Catholic-Jewish relations. The Archdiocese of Chicago acknowledged 
CTU's leading role in this regard when it awarded the 1995 Nostra Aetate Award for 
Interreligious Dialogue to both Rabbi Perelmuter and Fr. Pawlikowski. 

The Chicago Center for Global l\/linistries 

To meet the growing challenges of preparation for ministry posed by trends in 
globalization today. Catholic Theological Union, the Lutheran School of Theology at 
Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary established the Chicago Center for 
Global Ministries (CCGM). The Center coordinates the considerable resources available 
among these three schools and builds upon those resources to meet the challenge for 
global ministries. World mission, cross-cultural studies, the study of and dialogue with 
the world's religions, urban ministry and studies concemed with peace, justice and 
ecology receive special attention from CCGM. 



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The center focuses on these areas of 
ministry by coordinating and offering 
courses, providing opportunities (five times 
a year) for faculty and student enrichment, 
offering immersion experiences with or 
without credit (credit in connection with 
the cross cultural quarter program), 
sponsoring the yearly Scherer Lecture on 
Mission, coordinating the annual Chicago 
World Mission Institute, and staffing the 
annual Mission Orientation sponsored by 
several church bodies. 





CTU graduates minister ttirougliout ttie world, 
bringing Ciirist's love and peace to humankind. 



Emmaus Program 

Judy Logue, Director 

All students in the M.Div. and M.A.P.S. programs participate in a program of personal 
and spiritual formation for ministry. Members of participating communities fulfill this 
requirement through the spiritual formation programs provided by their communities. 
CTU provides spiritual formation for other students through the Emmaus Program. 
This program provides opportunities for spiritual formation in both individual and group 
settings. The Emmaus Program offers its services to all students who are concerned for 
their personal and ministerial formation. 




Many find Chicago's lakefront to be the ideal spot 
for reflection and meditation. 



The Hesburgh Center for Continuing 
Formation in Ministry 

Rev. Eugene Lauer, Director 
Joris Binder, O.P., Associate Director 
Located for many years at the University 
of Notre Dame, HCCFM has moved to 
Catholic Theological Union. This four- 
month sabbatical program of 35 courses, 
taught every semester by superb professors, 
is designed to provide a holistic renewal 
experience for clergy, religious and lay 
ministers in the Catholic tradition. In a time 
of dramatic global transition as we enter the 
Third Millennium, the program invites 
participants to reflect on their own 
ministerial/spiritual development in the 
light of a changing world and in the context 
of a community of co-learners. 



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visiting Sciiolars 

The Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word estabhshed the Divine Word 
Scholar-in-Residence program in 1976 to bring scholars from other countries to teach at 
CTU. These visiting scholars offer courses for one or more quarters. Other participating 
communities have also sponsored various visiting scholars to enrich the curriculum. 

New Tlieoiogy Review 

The New Theology Review, published by the Liturgical Press, is a joint project of 
Catholic Theological Union and Washington Theological Union. This journal applies 
recent research in biblical studies, systematic theology, ethics, liturgy and spirituality to 
the problems and issues facing pastoral ministers in today's church. Primarily focused 
on the United States, NTR also extends its attention to questions before the church in 
other parts of the world. While faculty from the two sponsoring schools contribute 
substantially to the journal, NTR also draws upon leading authors on the religious 
scene today. 




Bold and Faithful. CTU's motto, was coined by noted Chicago activist Monsignor Jack Egan, 
in describing CTU's adaptive genius and faithfulness to its Roman Catholic heritage. 



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Herbert Anderson 
Professor of Pastoral Theology 

B.D., Augustana Seminary; Ph.D., Drew University 

Learning the art of empathy is at the heart of Herbert 
Anderson's approach to pastoral care. He sees this art as 
essential in a multicultural context like CTU. Besides his 
focus on ministry with families and people in grief, he 
explores pastoral theology as a unifying perspective on 
parish ministry. 




Claude Marie Barbour 
Professor of World Mission 

S.T.IVl., New York Theological Seminary; 

S.T.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. 

Claude Marie Barbour teaches in the area of Native 
American Ministries. Her theological and missionary 
interests focus on the intersection of gospel and culture. 
She is also engaged in missionary research related to 
reconciliation and healing among refugees and survivors 
of human rights abuses. 



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Dianne Bergant, C.SA 
Professor of Old Testament Studies 

Director of the Joint Doctor of Ministry Program 
M.A., Ph.D., St. Louis University 

Dianne Bergant examines how ancient Israel functioned 
in the past and how it can be meaningful in the present. 
She is also concerned about how critical tools of modem 
scholarship can serve a theological goal. Her research 
interests include biblical theology and interpretation, the 
integrity of creation, feminism and liberation perspectives 
and world mission. 



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Stephen Bevans, S.V.D. 

Louis J. Luzbatek, S.V.D. Professor of Mission 

and Cuiture 

S.T.B., S.T.L., Pontifical Gregorian University; M.A., 

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; Study: University of Cambridge 

Besides his service as a faculty member, Stephen Bevans 
has served as the director of the Chicago Center for Global 
Ministries. His teaching and research probe the ways that 
the -gospel can find expression in different cultural settings. 
He is also careful to present theology as a practical 
discipline that emerges from the community of faith. 




Barbara E. Bowe, R.S.C.J. 
Associate Professor ofBibiical Studies 
Director of tfie Bibiicai Spirituaiity Program 

M.Ed., Boston College; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; 
Th.D., Harvard University 

Several years of teaching experience in a Philippine 
graduate school of theology have instilled in Barbara 
Bowe an interest in the interpretation of the biblical 
tradition in cross-cultural contexts. Also, biblical 
spirituality is an underlying emphasis in much of her 
teaching. Special research interests include Johannine and 
Pauline studies plus issues of early Christian ecclesiology. 




Eleanor Doidge, L.o.B. 

Associate Professor in Cross-Cuiturai Ministry 

Director of the Worid Mission Program 

M.A., Catholic Theological Union; D.Min., Chicago Theological 
Seminary 

Eleanor Doidge has helped prepare students for mission 
and ministry in cross-cultural contexts since 1983. Her 
own experience in this area includes inner-city ministry 
and dialogue with Native Americans and people of other 
faith traditions. She is part of the Cross-Cultural Ministry 
Department's leadership team for immersion seminars 
among the Lakota Sioux in South Dakota. 




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Edward Foley, Capuchin 
Professor of Liturgy and Music 

M.Div., St. Francis Seminary; M. Mus., University of Wisconsin; 
M.A., Pli.D., University of Notre Dame 

A member of the faculty since 1985, Edward Foley's 
interests include practical theology, the interplay of 
worship and the arts, especially music, ritual performance 
and medieval Christianity. He studies the history of 
worship especially from the viewpoint of the assembly. 




Archimedes Fornasari, M.C.C.J. 
Senior Researcti Fellow in Ethics 

M.A., Xavier University, Cincinnati; Pli.D., Catiioiic University 
of America 

A particular interest of Archimedes Fornasari is the 
acculturation of Christianity in Marxist thought and 
society. The goal of his study and teaching is to discover 
patterns of discourse and praxis that provide an 
understandable theology, a credible proclamation of the 
Gospel and effective pastoral activity. 




Richard N. Fragomeni 

Associate Professor of Liturgy and Preaching 

S.T.B., M.A., University of Louvain; IVl.A., M. IVIusic, Ph.D., 
Catiiolic University of America 

Richard Fragomeni is a presbyter of the Diocese of 
Albany, New York. His work involves him in 
conversation with theology, interpretation theory and 
poetry. His current work is in the field of word and 
sacrament: the intersection of symbolic activity and 
language as it creates insights into the Christian 
proclamation of grace. Central to his work is a fascination 
with the power of liturgy and preaching in the 
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Mark Francis, C.S.V. 

Associate Professor of Liturgy 

Director of The Oscar Romero Scholars Program 

M.A., M.Div., Catholic Theological Union; 

S.L.L., S.L.D., Pontifical Liturgical Institute of St. Anselm 

Mark Francis is particularly interested in the relationship 
between liturgy and culture. He regularly offers seminars 
in the area of liturgical inculturation, popular religion and 
worship, and in the history of the liturgy. 




Mary Frohlich, H.M. 
Assistant Professor of Spirituality 

B.A., Antioch College; M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America 

A fascination with how the contemplative or "mystical" 
dimension plays itself out in human life has focused Mary 
Frohlich' s teaching and research. Her specific interests 
include the interpretation of spiritual classics, the role of 
psychological factors in spiritual development and 
philosophical perspectives on contemporary spirituality. 



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Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp. 

Bishop Francis X. Ford, M.M., Professor of Catholic 

Missiology 

M.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; 
Study: University of Cambridge 

A personal priority of Anthony Gittins is to combine 
teaching and speaking with learning and listening. His 
research focuses on the dynamics of inculturation by 
using anthropological and theological lenses and his 
pastoral outreach includes Chicago's disenfranchised and 
cultures from Africa to the Pacific. 




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Zachary Hayes, O.F.M. 

Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality 

Dr. TheoL, Friedrich-Wilhelm University, Bonn; 

Litt. D., St. Bonaventure University; Litt. D., Quincy College 

Zachary Hayes is trained in medieval philosophy and 
theology, with a specialization in the work of St. 
Bonaventure. He has also done extensive study of modem 
Christian thought and is currently working on problems of 
contemporary theological cosmology and its relation to 
the positive sciences. 




Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M. 
Professor of Oid Testament Studies 

M.A., Aquinas Institute of Theology; Ph.D., Northwestern 
University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 

Beside his teaching and research in Old Testament 
interpretation, an abiding interest of Leslie Hoppe is 
biblical archaeology. He has served on the staff of several 
excavation projects in Galilee and has written general 
interest articles and books on archaeological topics. His 
teaching focuses on the prophetic, Deuteronomic and 
intertestamental literature. He also enthusiastically 
promotes the study of Biblical Hebrew. 




Kathleen Hughes, R.S.C.J. 
Professor of Liturgy 

M.A., Catholic University of America; M.A., Ph.D., University of 
Notre Dame 

Kathleen Hughes' interests include sacraments, language, 
women and worship, presiding, the liturgical movement, 
the RCIA, patterns of prayers, liturgy and justice, active 
participation and Sunday worship in the absence of a 
priest. She serves on the Advisory Committee in the U.S. 
Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy and the International 
Commision on English in Liturgy. 



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Jeanette Lucinio, S.P. 

Associate Professor of Religious Education 

Director of the f^aster of Arts in Pastorai Studies Program 

Director of Field Education 

MA, Mundelein College; M.DIv., Catholic Theological Union, 
D. Min., Chicago Theological Seminary. 

Jeanette Lucinio teaches in the area of rehgious education 
and her special interests include sacramental catechesis, 
adult faith formation and the Rite of Christian Initiation as 
it relates to children of catechetical age and their families. 
She has traveled to Lithuania and Russia to help Catholic 
communities re-establish their catechetical programs. 




Kevin Madigan 

Assistant Professor of Church History 

Director of the hAaster of Arts Program 

M.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago; 
Studies: Jewish Civilization and the Holocaust, Northwestern 
University; Yad Vashem School of Holocaust Studies 

Kevin Madigan' s interests include the history of 
monasticism and religious orders, the history of lay piety, 
premodem christology, and most recently, the history of 
the Holocaust and Christian and Jewish responses to it. 
The premodem exegetical history of the Bible, particularly 
the gospels, has been the object of his research. 




Thomas Nairn, O.F.M. 
Associate Professor of Ethics 

M.A., M.Div., Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D., University of 
Chicago; Study: University of Cambridge 

Although interested in a wide range of ethical issues, much 
of Thomas Nairn's research has been in the area of health 
care ethics. As a theological consultant to the health care 
task force of the Leadership Conference of Women 
Religious and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, 
he recently developed a reflection instrument for end-of- 
life decision making for religious. His current work is 
taking him further into the question of how religious and 
cultural values interplay in these decisions as well as the 
question of corporate ethics in health care. 




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Kenneth O'Malley, C.P. 
Director of the Bechtold Library 

A.M.L.S., University of IVlichigan; Ph.D., University of Illinois 

Kenneth O'Malley is a respected expert in acquisitions 
and collection development. Besides his service on 
accrediting teams of the American Theological Library 
Association in the United States, he has been a consultant 
to libraries in Australia, New Zealand, India and Rome. 




James Chukwuma Okoye, C.S.Sp. 
Assistant Professor of Biblicai Studies 

M.A., Ph.D., Oxford University - ' ;^ 

James Okoye embodies the multi-cultural emphasis so 
essential to the CTU experience. Educated in Nigeria and 
England, he has worked extensively in Nigeria, Rome 
and now Chicago. He has given much energy to the 
consideration of Catholic biblical studies and African 
culture. 




Carolyn Osiek, R.S.C. J. 
Professor of New Testament Studies 

M.A.T., Manhattanville College; Th.D., Harvard University 

A frequent director of CTU' s travel study programs, 
Carolyn Osiek has a special interest in early Christian art 
and archaeology and the social-science interpretation of 
early Christianity. Other interests include feminist 
hermeneutics and Pauline literature. She is a New 
Testament scholar well respected in her field and has 
served as the president of the Catholic Biblical 
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Gilbert Ostdiek, O.F.M. 
Professor of Liturgy 

S.T.L., S.T.D., L.G., Pontifical Athenaeum Antonianum, Rome; 
Study: Harvard University, University of California 

Gilbert Ostdiek teaches in the area of the theology and 
celebration of the sacraments, Eucharist, reconciliation, 
ritual studies, liturgical catechesis, the shaping of places for 
worship and liturgical spirituality. His research interests 
include the anthropological study of ritual and the 
connections between worship and pastoral care. He directs 
a program that certifies liturgical consultants for the 
building and renovation of churches, and he works on the 
translation and revision of liturgical texts for the 
International Commission on English in the Liturgy. 

John Pawlikowski, O.S.M. 

Professor of Ethics 

Co-Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program 

Ph.D., University of Chicago 

John Pawlikowski 's extensive study of the Nazi Holocaust 
has enabled him to appreciate the ethical challenges 
facing the human community as it struggles with greatly 
enhanced power and extended responsibility for the future 
of all creation. His scholarly interests cover the range of 
theological and ethical aspects of the Christian- Jewish 
relationship and public ethics. He is a leading figure in the 
Christian- Jewish dialogue. 





Hayim Goren Perelmuter 
Chautauqua Professor of Jewish Studies 
Co-Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program 

M.H.L., Jewish Institute of Religion, New York; 

D.H.L., D.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 

After a career in the rabbinate, Dr. Perelmuter brings a 
special perspective to his teaching. As an academic, he 
has played a significant role in Jewish-Christian dialogue 
in the United States and internationally. His teaching and 
writing are an expression of his commitment to help Jews 
and Christians understand their common roots and 
distinctive histories in a way that brings peace and 
mending to the world. 




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Barbara Reld, OP. 

Professor of New Testament Studies 

M.A., Aquinas College; Ph.D., Catholic University of America 

Barbara Reid has served on the faculty since 1988 and has 
proven to be a popular teacher. Her dissertation on the 
Transfiguration has been well received in scholarly circles 
and her work on women in the Gospel of Luke makes 
current feminist biblical scholarship available to 
preachers, teachers and pastoral ministers. 





Gary Riebe-Estrella, S.V.D. 

Associate Professor of Practical Theology and 

Hispanic Ministry 

Vice President and Academic Dean 

M.A., DePaul University; S.T.D., Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca 

In his teaching, Gary Riebe-Estrella treats traditional 
theological themes and questions of theological method from 
within the experience of the U.S. Hispanic community. His 
research includes the role of Hispanic Catholics as church in 
the U.S., the world of religious imagination in Mexican 
popular religion, issues in multiculturalism, culturally 
responsible theological formation for Hispanic pastoral 
agents and the formation of Hispanic candidates for religious 
life and priesthood. 

Robert Schreiter, C.P.P.S. 

Professor of Doctrinal Theology 

Director of the Joseph Cardinal Bemardin Center 

for Theology and Ministry 

Theol. Dr., University of Nijmegen; Study: Oxford University 

Robert Schreiter is an intemationally recognized expert in the 
areas of inculturation and the world mission of the Church. 
He is interested in how the gospel is communicated in 
different cultures and in how a theology of reconciliation 
might shape missionary activity today. 



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Roger Schroeder, S.V.D. 

Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry 

Director of the Master of Divinity Program 

M.Div., Catholic Theological Union; L.Miss., D.Miss., Pontifical 
Gregorian University 

Drawing upon his extended experiences of ministry 
among the peoples of Papua New Guinea and the south 
side of Chicago, Roger Schroeder assists others in both 
preparing for and returning from their own cross-cultural 
mission and ministry. He also teaches mission history, the 
experience of religion, and has a particular interest in 
initiation, which was the topic of his doctoral research. 




Donald Senior, C.P. 

Professor of New Testament Studies 

President 

S.T.L., S.T.D., University of Louvain 

Throughout his years of studying and teaching the New 
Testament, Donald Senior has been absorbed by the 
Gospels, both the Synoptics and John. A particular 
interest has been the connection between the theological 
and literary characteristics of each Gospel and the pastoral 
and missionary contexts of the early church. Familiarity 
with the history and landscape of the Middle East has also 
prompted a strong interest in the historical Jesus and the 
social and historical context of the New Testament. All of 
these issues, he believes, help make the biblical text come 
alive for the church today. 




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ADJUNCT FACULTY 

Walter Brennan, O.S.M. 

Lecturer in Theology 

M.A., Stonebridge Priory; M.A., Ph.D., DePaul University 

Helen Cahill, OP. 

Lecturer in Spirituality 

M.S., iVlarquette University; IVI.A., University of Notre Danne; 
IVI.T.S., D.IVIin., Catholic Theological Union 

Andriy Freishyn-Chirovsky 

Assistant Professor of Easter Christian Theology 

M.A., University of St. Michael's College, Toronto; 

S.T.D., St. Mary of the Lake Seminary; Study: University of Notre Dame 

Philip Horrigan 

Lecturer in Liturgy 

D.Min., Catholic Theological Union 

Juan Huitrado 

Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Ministry 

M.A., M.Div., Catholic Theological Union 

John Kaserow, M.M. 

Professor of Mission Studies 

M.Th., M.Div., Maryknoll School of Theology; M.A., University of Notre Dame; 
Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College, Toronto 

Paul Lachance, O.F.M. 

Lecturer in Spirituality ^ 

B.A., St. Francis College; M.Th., Chicago Theological Seminary; 
Ph.D., Pontificium Athenaeum Antonianum Rome 

Eugene LaVerdiere, S.S.S. 

Professor of New Testament 

M.A., John Carroll University; S.T.L., University of Fribourg; 

S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute; Eleve Titulaire, Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem; 

M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago 

John Linnan, C.S.V. 

Associate Professor of Doctrinal Theology 

M.A., S.T.L., S.T.D., University of Louvain 

Therese G. Sullivan, S.P. 

Lecturer in Canon Law 

M. Ed., DePaul University; D.Min., St. Mary of the Lake 



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Degree Programs 

In 1967 the Illinois Department of Higher Education approved Catholic Theological 
Union as a degree-granting institution. CTU offers four degrees: the Master of Divinity 
(M.Div.), the Master of Arts in theology (M. A.), the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, 
(M.A.P.S.), and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.). These degrees are fully accredited by 
both the Association of Theological Schools and the North Central Association of 
Colleges and Secondary Schools. 

In addition to these degree programs, CTU and the University of Chicago School of 
Social Service Administration offer a dual A.M./M.Div. degree program. By a special 
arrangement with the University of Chicago, CTU students may also pursue a 
coordinated sequence of programs leading to the M.Div. degree from CTU and the 
Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. 

A general description of each CTU degree program follows. A complete description of 
the regulations and requirements for these programs appears in the appropriate degree 
manual available from the program director. 

The Master of Divinity Program (M.Div.) 

Roger Schroeder, S.V.D. Director 

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a first professional degree in ministry. CTU offers 
two tracks in the M.Div. program. Both prepare students for full-time professional 
ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. Track I is particularly suited to the needs of 
lay and religious women and men who will not be ordained. Track II follows the 
specifications for the academic and ministerial formation of candidates for ordination 
as required by The Program of Priestly Formation (Washington: USCC, 1992), a 
publication of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Formation 

Formation is essential to the life and work of the minister and therefore required for 
all students in the M.Div. program. For students who are members of religious 
congregations, the formational requirements of the congregation are considered integral 
to their program of study at CTU. Likewise, students in the M.Div. program who are not 
members of a religious community participate in the Emmaus program for Continuing 
Lay Formation, the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry program or the Oscar Romero 
Scholars program. Each of these programs arranges retreats, individual spiritual 
direction, theological reflection groups and meetings with the Director to outline 
personal goals for each year of study at CTU. 

Advising 

A faculty advisor assists each M.Div. student in selecting courses that will fulfill program 
requirements and meet his or her educational and vocational goals. The Field Education 
Director guides the student's engagement in supervised ministry experiences. 

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Courses 

CTU offers a selection of non-credit courses in philosophy to help M.Div. students meet 
the prerequisites in philosophy for this degree. Track II students may take 300 level 
theology courses to meet the prerequisites in theology/religious studies. They will be 
given advanced standing rather than credit in those theological areas. 

There are foundational and advanced courses in the Master of Divinity program. 

Foundational Courses (300 level) 

These introduce particular fields of study and are designed to provide knowledge and 
skills for advanced work. Foundational courses are required in Old Testament, New 
Testament, experience of religion, church history (2 courses), Christian ethics, social 
ethics, theology, pastoral care and liturgy. The foundational courses are the same for 
Track I and Track II students. They total 30 quarter hours of work. 

Besides these foundational courses, beginning M.Div. students normally participate in 
Ministry Practicum I (nine credit hours), a supervised ministry experience with 
theological reflection supplemented by coUoquia. All beginning students in ministry 
programs are also required to take three non-credit workshops on issues that CTU 
considers important to ministry, such as professional standards of conduct. 

Advanced Courses (400 and 500 level) 

These courses are designed to enhance knowledge and skills in various disciplines. 
Some build on the foundational courses and others introduce new areas of learning. 
Track I students take 69 hours of advanced courses while Track II students take 102 
hours. These courses are distributed as follows: 



M.Div. Program 
Track I Track II 



Prerequisites: 

Philosophy 12 Philosophy 36 

Theology/Religious Studies 18 

Biblical Studies: 



Prophets 3 Pentateuch or Deuteronomistic History 3 

Old Testament area , 3 Prophets 3 

Gospel 3 ^ Psalms or Wisdom 3 

Paul 3 " Synoptics 3 

Johannine Literature 3 

Pauline Literature 3 



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Track I 



Track 



Doctrinal Studies: 



God 

Christ 

Church 

Origins and Eschatology 



3 


God 


3 


3 


Christ '-. . 


3 


3 


Church 


3 


3 


Origins and Eschatology 


■';■. .... : $ 



Historicai Studies: 



Specific Period or movement 



Ethical Studies: 



Ethics area 



Ethics area 



Liturgical Studies: 



Initiation or Eucharist 
Presiding Practicum 



Initiation 
Eucharist 

Worship Practicum I 
Worship Practicum II 



Preaching: 



Introduction to Liturgical Preaching 



Introduction to Liturgical Preaching 3 
Preaching area 3 



Canon Law: 



Canon Law area 



Church and Structure 
Sacramental Law 



Spirituality and Pastoral Care: 



Spirituality area 
Pastoral Care area 



Spirituality area 3 

Pastoral Care area 3 

Spirituality or Pastoral Care area 3 



General Electives: 



General Electives 



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18 



Supervised Ministry: 



Ministry Practicum II 
(taken by those exempted 
from Ministry Practicum I) 



Ministry Practicum II 



Integra tive: 



M.Div. Integrating Seminar 



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Candidacy 

Students must apply for M.Div. degree candidacy when they have completed 
25-33 percent of the required hours (27-36 quarter hours for Track I, 36-48 quarter 
hours for Track II). 

Concentrations 

Master of Divinity students may choose to pursue particular fields of study by focusing 

their program in one of the following areas: 

M.Div. WITH Bible Concentration The goal of this concentration is to help 
M.Div. students further ground their ministerial studies in biblical studies. 

M.Div. with Pastoral Theology Concentration The goal of this concentration 
is to provide students with the opportunity to coordinate their studies in ways that 
will enhance preparation for the general practice of ministry by pursuing a chosen 
ministerial focus from a variety of disciplines. 

M.Div. with Word and Worship Concentration The goal of this concentration is 
to provide students with further grounding and development in liturgy and preaching. 

M.Div. with World Mission Concentration The goal of this concentration is to 
enable students to give their program a mission or cross-cultural focus by taking courses 
which highlight the reality of cultural and religious pluralism in the global church. 

The concentrations allow students to focus about 40 percent of their advanced 
courses, general electives and field education on their chosen field of interest. 
Interested students should choose an area of concentration before beginning advanced 
requirements. A complete description and the requirements of each concentration 
appear in the M.Div. program manual. 

Master of Arts Program (MA.) 

Kevin Madigan Director 

Catholic Theological Union offers two types of the Master of Arts in theology: the 
research M.A. and the general academic M.A. The hallmark of the M.A. program is 
flexibility with the individual student's program negotiated between the student, the 
academic advisor and the M.A. Director. It is also possible to pursue both the M.Div. 
and M.A. programs concurrently. 

/'■ ■ ■• ■ : ■ .... .: . \. 

Areas of Concentration 

Students may choose one of several concentrations: Old Testament, New Testament, 

biblical studies, church history, ethics, liturgy, pastoral theology, spirituality, systematic 

theology and world mission. The requirements that are specific to each concentration 

are described in the M.A. program manual. 



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Research MA. 

The Research M.A. provides the theological background for those who wish to prepare 
for entrance into a doctoral program, to teach at the secondary or college level or to 
develop greater academic expertise in theological studies. The program requires 36 hours 
of course work (12 courses) distributed as follows: 24 hours (eight courses) in the area of 
concentration and two other courses in each of two other theological disciplines (12 
hours). All courses are to be 400-level or higher. 

All students in the Research M.A. program must have a reading knowledge of at least 
one modem language other than English. Students concentrating in biblical studies also 
have to show proficiency in Hebrew and Greek. Those concentrating in historical and 
doctrinal studies need to have proficiency in Latin. Students should be ready to 
demonstrate their language competency as early as possible in their program. Language 
courses are available in the Hyde Park area. 

After course work is completed, students take a two-part comprehensive examination in 
which they show their grasp of theological method and the content of the disciplines 
that were part of their program.The content and approach of the examination are 
described more fully in the M.A. program manual. 

The fmal requirement is a thesis in which students show their ability to do competent work 
in their area of concentration and give evidence of research skills and critical thought. 

General Academic MA. 

The General Academic M.A. provides the theological background for those who wish 
to teach at the secondary or college level or who want to develop greater academic 
expertise in theological studies. The areas of concentration available are the same as 
those for the research M.A. 

The program consists of 45 hours of course work distributed as follows: 30 hours in the 
student's area of concentration, 12 hours in another theological discipline, and three 
hours (one course) in a third discipline. All courses are to be at the 400-level or higher. 

There is no language requirement except for those who are concentrating in biblical 
studies, Old Testament or New Testament. Those students need to have a basic 
knowledge of Hebrew and Greek. 

Following completion of course work, the student will take a two-part comprehensive 
examination. The goals and content of this examination are found in the M.A. program 
manual. There is no thesis for the general academic M.A. 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Program (M.A.P.S.) 

Jeanette Lucinio, S.P. Director 

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (M.A.P.S.) is a professional degree designed to 

enhance a person's ability to serve as a minister in the church. Building on previous 

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professional ministerial experience, this program combines theological study, a focus 
for developing pastoral skills and the integration of the two. Those who have some 
ministerial experience, those who wish to prepare for new ministries and those who want 
to improve their effectiveness in their current ministries will find this program helpful. 

Formation 

Formation is essential to the life and work of the minister and therefore required 
for all students in the M.A.P.S. program. Students from religious communities receive 
formation within their individual communities. Students in the M.A.P.S. program who 
are not members of a religious community participate in the Emmaus program for 
Continuing Lay Formation, the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry program or the Oscar 
Romero Scholars program. Each of these programs arranges retreats, individual spiritual 
direction, theological reflection groups and meetings with the Director to outline 
personal goals for each year of study at CTU. 

While the M.Div. is meant to be initial preparation for ministry, the M.A.P.S. meets 
the special needs of those changing ministries or upgrading ministerial skills after some 
years of experience in ministry. As a program providing specific ministerial skills and 
competencies along with general theological understanding, the M.A.P.S. differs from 
the M.A. and cannot be pursued concurrently with it; however, it is possible to apply 
work done in the M.A.P.S. program toward the M.Div. program. Work done in the 
certificate programs can be applied toward the M.A.P.S. degree. 

Areas of Concentration 

Students can concentrate their studies in the following disciplines: biblical studies, 
liturgical studies, pastoral theology and world mission. Specific requirements for these 
concentrations are found in the M.A.P.S. program manual. 

Courses 

The course work (72 hours) in this program is distributed into three areas: the theological 
disciplines, pastoral skills and integrative experiences. The 42 hours (14 courses) that 
provide grounding in the theological disciplines are distributed as follows: 

Bibhcal Studies 12 

Church History ' 3 

Doctrinal Studies ,. 12 

Ethics ' •" . 6 ' '■ -, ' . • 

Liturgy ,3 

Cross-Cultural Studies 3 

Pastoral Studies 3 ' 

The 21 hours that aim to develop pastoral skills are distributed as follows: 

Area of Concentration 1 8 

Elective 3 



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All beginning students in ministry programs are also required to take three non-credit 
workshops on issues that CTU considers important to ministry, such as professional 
standards of conduct. 

Nine hours of course work involve integrative experiences. The first three hours 
comprise the M.A.P.S. Colloquium. This course normally taken at the beginning of the 
program helps students reflect on their previous ministerial experience. The M.A.P.S. 
Colloquium II, a second integrative experience, occurs later in the program and is a 
fuller integration of pastoral skills, theological reflection and ministerial experience. 
The final three hours are devoted to the M.A.P.S. project, which is oriented to the 
student's projected area of pastoral ministry. The complete description of this project is 
found in the M.A.P.S. program manual. 

Recognition of the diverse backgrounds of the adults who pursue the M.A.P.S. degree 
results in individually designed courses of study that enable students to achieve their 
objectives in the program. 

Doctor of Ministry Program (D.Min.) 

Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. Director 

The Doctor of Ministry program, offered jointly by Catholic Theological Union, the 
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary, is an 
advanced professional degree for lay and ordained ministers. The purpose of the program 
is to help those with significant experience in ministry integrate advanced theological 
study with the development of pastoral skills to enhance the practice of ministry. 

Program Design 

The Joint D.Min. program balances the acquisition of content and the development of 
skills brought together in an integrated fashion. The program uses peer, supervised and 
self-directed learning experiences along with classroom instruction. 

Concentrations 

Students choose one of the following three concentrations as a focus for the D.Min. 

program: cross-cultural ministries, liturgy or spirituality. 

The cross-cultural ministries concentration centers on areas of ministry where cultural 
differences raise special challenges to pastoral and missionary activity. The concentration 
is interdisciplinary and ecumenical in scope. 

The concentration in liturgy has the goal of serving the entire worship event to make it 
more authentic and effective. It combines historical and systematic studies with pastoral 
methods to enable students to construct worship in the light of liturgical traditions and 
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The concentration in spirituality is designed to enhance the reflective and pastoral skills 
of those whose ministerial goal is to foster spiritual development through leadership 
within Christian communities. The concentration emphasizes the leader's growth in 
theological, historical, and cross-cultural awareness and in pastoral expertise. 

Program Structure 

The program requires 45 hours of course work (15 courses at the 500 or 600-level). 

These are distributed as follows: 



Core Colloquia 


9 


Leadership Practicum 


3 


Electives 


27 


Thesis-Project 


6 



The minimum time required for completion of the program components, except the thesis, 
is one academic year plus an intensive two-week module in September. Preparation and 
approval of the thesis usually involve one academic year. Students may pursue the 
program on a part-time basis, provided they have completed Core Colloquia I and II in 
their first year. 

Core Colloquia 

In the three core colloquia, students explore methodological frameworks for ministry 
from the perspective of their experience. In Core Colloquia I and II, students think 
together about the nature of ministry and its methods, largely through case studies. 
Core Colloquium III prepares students to write their thesis-project. 

Leadership Practicum 

This component of the D.Min. program is specific to each concentration. A complete 

description of this part of the program is found in the D.Min. program manual. 

Electives 

The 27 hours of electives are ordinarily distributed to include 15 hours (five courses) in 
the area of concentration and 1 2 hours (four courses) outside the area. Requirements 
specific to each concentration are described in the D.Min. program manual. 

Thesis-Project 

Upon completion of their course work and admission to candidacy, students write a thesis- 
project. The thesis-project addresses the nature and practice of ministry in the area of 
concentration. Candidates are to identify a specific concern in ministry, bringing to bear 
both the appropriate literature and critical theological reflection and proposing a response. 



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Evaluations 

All students are evaluated at three specific times during their program. The initial 
evaluation follows Core Colloquium II at the end of the fall quarter. The second is the 
candidacy evaluation. It assesses the student's development and prospects for successful 
completion of the program. This evaluation takes place after Core Colloquium III. The 
final evaluation is the approval of the completed thesis-project. A complete description of 
these evaluations can be found in the D.Min. program manual. 

Certificate Programs 

Catholic Theological Union offers several certificate programs which address the needs 
of those who want to continue their theological education or to prepare themselves for 
new ministries. Students may earn certificates in the following areas: Biblical 
Spirituality, Liturgical Studies, Pastoral Studies, Spiritual Formation and Cross-Cultural 
Mission. Certificates are awarded for 36 hours of course work (12 courses), the 
equivalent of three academic quarters of work. 

Certificate in Biblical Spirituality 

Barbara Bowe, R. S.C.J. Director 

The Program in Biblical Spirituality combines course work, special seminars, and prayer 
centered on the Bible as the basis of Christian living and experience. The normal 
sequence of this program begins with the fall quarter in Israel followed by the winter 
and spring quarters at CTU. Alternative ways of fulfilling the 36 hours of course work 
are possible. Students may choose from the offerings of the Biblical Literature and 
Languages Department but also from biblically related courses of other departments. 
Students have the option of extending their study for an additional year to eam the M.A.P.S. 
degree. Credits from the certificate program are applicable to that degree program. 

Certificate in Liturgical Studies 

Kathleen Hughes, R. S.C.J. Director 

This certificate requires 24 hours in the area of liturgy and 12 hours in doctrinal studies. 
The chairperson of the Word and Worship Department, who oversees this concentration, 
consults with students to develop an individual program for each. 

Certificate in Pastoral Studies 

Eleanor Holland, I. B.V.M. Director 

This is the most general of the certificate programs. Students can design a program to 
meet their individual needs, enrolling in any 12 courses (36 hours). Students can shape 
their program of studies in consultation with the Director of Ministerial Formation, who 
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Certificate in Spiritual Formation 

Mary Frohlich, H.M. Director 

The Certificate in Spiritual Formation will give students a wider background in 
spirituality and related disciplines. This certificate program will be helpful to formation 
directors, those who want an academic background for a ministry of spiritual direction, 
those who want to enhance their preparation for a spiritual ministry and those who wish 
to do a year's study in spirituality without the constraints of a degree program. 

Certificate in Cross-Cuitural Mission _ 

Eleanor Doidge, L.o.B. Director - , 

This certificate consists of 12 courses all of which must have a "C" designation. An 
introductory course will be followed by a courses in mission history, mission or cross- 
cultural methodology and one cultural area. Half of the courses are elective giving the 
student latitude in exploring a variety of issues in theological disciplines while still 
maintaining a cross-cultural mission perspective. Returned and furloughed missionaries 
and those preparing for a ministry in a cross-cultural setting will find this certificate 
program helpful. 

Continuing Education Programs 

Eleanor Holland, I. B.V.M. Director 

CTU offers many opportunities for professional and personal development. Students 
may choose courses most suited to their specific goals. The Certificate and Sabbatical 
programs provide students a structure within which to continue their education. It is also 
possible to select courses without any programmatic structure. 

Sabbatical Program 

The CTU Sabbatical program provides those experienced in ministry with the 
opportunity to design a program to fulfill individual goals. Choices include courses, 
spiritual direction and activities of a social and cultural nature. Persons may enroll for 
the sabbatical program for either one, two or three quarters and may take courses for 
credit or for audit. 

The Hesburgh Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry 

This four-month sabbatical program of 35 courses taught every semester, is designed to 
provide a holistic renewal experience for clergy, religious and lay ministers in the Catholic 
tradition. Participants follow the same curriculum, attend classes together and are formed 
into reflection groups. Courses focus on the major transitions occurring in the church and 
society today and are taught from a pastoral perspective. ... 



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The Summer Institute 

The aim of the Summer Institute is to provide an opportunity to enrich and enhance 
effectiveness in ministry. During three weeks in June, Summer Institute participants 
may choose among one-week modules. Offerings may be taken for academic credit or 
for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of 12 Summer Institute 
courses for credit or CEUs, participants will receive a Summer Institute Certificate in 
Pastoral Studies. 

Ministers In the Vicinity 

Persons already engaged in ministry from the Chicagoland area who complete the 
general admission requirements may audit three courses over a two-year period for a 
reduced audit rate. Application is made with Eleanor Holland, I.B.V.M., Director of 
Ministerial Formation. The number of participants is limited. 

Study in Special Areas of Ministry 

World Mission Program 

The Cross-Cultural Ministries Department oversees concentrations in World Mission 
in all degree programs. Catholic Theological Union offers a wide selection of courses 
featuring missiological dimensions in doctrinal, ethical, biblical, pastoral and liturgical 
studies, as well as courses with a cross-cultural focus that explore the dynamics of 
culture and their implications for mission and ministry. There is a special intensive to 
help people prepare for cross-cultural mission and ministry. Returned and furloughed 
missionaries often participate in the mission/ministry/spirituality integrating seminar 
to process both their experience abroad and their re-entry. 

The World Mission program supplements the degree programs. It challenges students 
and faculty with the reality of cultural and religious pluralism in the global church and 
the theological concerns of globalization and contextualization. It encourages all to 
become people of dialogue and reconciliation as they share in the evangelizing mission 
of the church. 

The World Mission program sponsors an annual lecture on World Mission and regular 
Mission Focus evenings, student-led discussions about their mission and cross-cultural 
experiences. Classroom and extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for all CTU 
students to benefit from the rich diversity of international students and others with 
mission and cross-cultural experience. The World Mission program also co-sponsors a 
variety of special mission-centered experiences with the Chicago Center for Global 
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Professional Growth in Formation Ministry 

This program is designed for those already engaged in as well as those preparing for 
formation ministry. The program consists of three elements: group process, workshops 
on formational issues and courses which are relevant and informative in understanding 
formation. Participants individualize their program by availing themselves of these 
elements in whatever combination is most helpful to them. Though the program runs 
throughout each academic year, formation personnel may enter the program at the 
beginning of any quarter. 

Spirituality Studies 

Catholic Theological Union offers a rich variety of options in the area of spirituality 
study. In addition to the courses offered by the Department of Spirituality and Pastoral 
Care, many other CTU courses include a concern for spiritual life and ministry. 
Sabbatical and continuing education students frequently attest that they find the 
environment of CTU — including its liturgical life, cultural opportunities, availability of 
spiritual directors and companions and atmosphere of community — most conducive for 
spiritual growth and reflection. The nearby Claret Center offers spiritual direction, 
workshops and retreats, as well as the Internship in Spiritual Direction. 

For those desiring more structured study in spirituality, the M.A. and D.Min. programs 
offer specially-designed concentrations in this field. Students in M.A.P.S. or M.Div. 
programs can select from spirituality options for electives, ministry practica and final 
projects. Certificate programs are available in Spiritual Formation and in Biblical 
Spirituality. For more information, contact the respective program directors. 

Hispanic Ministry 

Courses in Hispanic Ministry provide theological education that is historically, 
culturally and religiously grounded in an Hispanic context and in Hispanic experience. 
Catholic Theological Union offers not only courses in Hispanic Ministry but other 
educational opportunities such as seminars, workshops, community dialogue and other 
special events. Catholic Theological Union cooperates with the Ecumenical Hispanic 
Resources Committee on Academic Cooperation in Hyde Park and with other centers in 
the Chicago area to focus effective pastoral training responsive to needs in Hispanic 
communities. 

Hispanic Ministry courses are directed toward Hispanic and non-Hispanic persons 
interested in ministry in Hispanic communities. Providing contact with Hispanic 
experiences and traditions of the Catholic Church in the United States, Hispanic 
Ministry courses are open to all students. 



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Oscar Romero Scholars Program 

Mark Francis, C.S.V. Director 

The Oscar Romero Scholars program offers Hispanic lay women and men the 
opportunity to earn a graduate degree that certifies their readiness to minister in their 
own communities. To meet the need for pastoral ministers in the Hispanic/Latino 
community in Chicago, CTU co-sponsors this initiative with the Archdiocese of 
Chicago to develop fully credentialed Hispanic lay leaders who can minister in the 
Archdiocese of Chicago. The program is guided by a team of local Hispanic leaders: 
Fr. Donald Headley, Ms. Teresa Perez, Fr. Juan Huitrado and Sr. Alicia Gutierrez. 

Several Oscar Romero Scholarships are available for those Hispanic applicants who 
fulfill the academic prerequisites for admission to CTU, show an aptitude and capacity 
for graduate work and ministry and agree to serve in the Archdiocese of Chicago for 
three years after graduation. Besides the academic preparation, this program offers 
spiritual formation and an orientation to pastoral work in the Church of Chicago. 

Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program 

Vanessa White Director 

To meet the growing needs of professional/fully credentialed ministerial personnel 
within the African- American Catholic community in Chicago, the Archdiocese of 
Chicago and Catholic Theological Union jointly sponsor the Augustus Tolton Pastoral 
Ministry program. The program provides formation and graduate theological education 
for African- American Catholics wishing to minister in the Archdiocese of Chicago. 

Several Augustus Tolton Scholarships are available each year for African- American 
students who fulfill the academic prerequisites for admission to CTU, show a capacity 
and aptitude for ministry and graduate work and agree to serve in the Archdiocese of 
Chicago for three years after graduation. In addition to the educational component, the 
students are involved in formation and an orientation to pastoral ministry in the Church 
of Chicago. 

The Joint African-American Ministries Program 

Lee Butler (Chicago Theological Seminary) Richard Perry (Lutheran School of Theology at 
Chicago) Co-Directors 

The Hyde Park Cluster of Theological Schools established the Joint African- American 
Ministries program as a cooperative effort to prepare men and women for effective 
ministries in the African-American Community. All students enrolled in the schools of 
the Hyde Park Cluster are eligible to participate in the program. Through a series of 
courses, field experiences and formational activities, students can enhance their 
preparation for ministry with a special focus on the African-American community. 
For more information, contact Vanessa White. 



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Native American Ministries 

Faculty in the Cross-Cultural Ministries Department offer traveling seminars to the 
Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota twice a year. These seminars are 
an integral part of courses on Native American culture and spirituality. It is also possible 
to arrange special field placements in the Native American community in Chicago or on 
the reservations in South Dakota. Individual guidance is available to students interested 
in focusing on Native American studies. More information is available from Claude 
Marie Barbour. 

Institute for Liturgical Consultants 

Gilbert Ostdiek, O.F.M. Director 

The Institute for Liturgical Consultants prepares participants to serve as consultants for 
the building or renovation of places of worship. Applicants should have a professional 
background in art, architecture or liturgy. Participants meet for a three-week intensive 
during two consecutive summers, follow a program of independent study tailored to 
their needs during the following academic year, participate in one mid-year conference 
each year and serve an apprenticeship with a practicing liturgical consultant during their 
second year in the program. Co-sponsored by CTU and the Chicago Archdiocesan 
Office for Divine Worship and Liturgy Training Publications, the Institute begins a new 
group every third year (2000, 2003). 

Off-Campus Study 

Catholic Theological Union offers several opportunities for off-campus study in the 
Chicago area and beyond. To accommodate degree program students and those looking 
for theological enrichment. Catholic Theological Union offers courses each quarter at 
off-campus locations in the Chicagoland area. Current off-campus locations include 
downtown Chicago (St. Peter's in The Loop), and the dioceses of Gary, Indiana and 
Joliet, Illinois. Students may take courses at these locations for credit or for Continuing 
Education Units (CEUs). ^ 

The Israel Study Programs 

Mariar)r)e Race, C.S.J. Director 

The Israel Study Programs offer students the opportunity to study the Bible in context. 
These programs are academic in orientation, fully credited, and led by members of the 
Biblical Literature and Languages Department. Schedules for the programs and other 
information are available from the Director of the Israel Study programs. 

Fall Israel Study Program. 

This is a quarter-long program that combines biblical study with visits to historical and 
archaeological sites in Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Students earn credits 
(four courses), which fulfill the biblical requirements of degree or certificate programs. 
Following the overseas portion of the program, there is an optional re-entry seminar 
conducted at CTU that helps students to relate their experiences in the land of the Bible 
to theology, spirituality and ministry. 

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Spring Israel study Program. 

In odd-numbered years, CTU offers a three-week study tour of Israel and Jordan. 
Though not required of all participants, a spring quarter course (B 475 History and 
Archaeology of Israel) is offered at CTU and is recommended as an excellent 
preparation for the study tour that begins toward the end of that quarter. Students may 
earn credits applicable to degree or certificate programs. 

Other Biblical Lands. 

Offered in odd-numbered years, a study tour of approximately two weeks will travel to 
other biblical lands such as Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and North Africa. The 
itinerary varies from year to year. This tour is distinct from the Spring Israel program 
but follows it directly and may be taken in conjunction with it. 

The Israel Retreat. 

Each summer, CTU offers a 20-day spiritual retreat in Israel. Conferences develop the 
religious impact of the biblical and archaeological memories of sites visited. A portion 
of each day is spent visiting biblical sites for reflection and prayer. :.- 

Overseas Training Program (OTP) 

The Overseas Training program is a supervised missionary-pastoral experience in a 
cross-cultural situation that has a period of language and cultural studies of at least one 
year of direct ministry with supervision. In dialogue with the Cross-Cultural Ministries 
Department, participating religious communities at CTU who have students in the OTP 
have the responsibility of organizing and administering the program for their students. 
Independent students plan their programs directly with the CCM Department. For more 
information, contact the chairperson of the CCM Department. 

Louvain Study 

Students from CTU may spend one or two semesters studying in the English-speaking 
section of the Theological Faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). The 
specific details of this program are available from the Academic Dean. 

Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies (TICCS) 

In cooperation with the TICCS, Catholic Theological Union offers students the 
opportunity to participate in a nine-week summer program in Ghana, West Africa. 
The program, which extends from mid- June to mid- August each year, includes a one- 
week cultural orientation, three weeks of intensive study of language, culture, and 
ministry methodology, four weeks of immersion into traditional village life and one 
week of debriefing and evaluation. Students may earn up to six credit hours. Further 
information is available from Eleanor Doidge, L.o.B., chair of the Department of Cross- 
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The Chicago Center for Global Ministries (CCGM) also offers a three-week immersion 
experience in September of 1999 at TICCS. Students may earn three credits in 
connection with the cross-cultural quarter program, or they may participate in the 
immersion alone. Faculty members are also welcome to participate. Further information 
is available from CCGM. 

Claret Center Internship In Spiritual Direction 

The Claret Center, located in Hyde Park, offers a nine-month internship in spiritual 
direction. The internship program meets one day per week and can be combined with 
other course work and/or employment. M.A.P.S. and M.Div. students who complete the 
internship may apply for three credits. M.Div. students may request the internship as 
their Ministry Practicum II placement. Continuing education students may also be able 
to make use of this resource. Interested students must apply and be accepted by the 
Claret Center. Further information is available from Mary Frohlich, H.M., chair of the 
Spirituality and Pastoral Care Department. 

National Capital Semester for Seminarians 

Catholic Theological Union participates in the National Capital Semester for 
Seminarians, directed by Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Students 
spend a semester focusing on public policy and theology through study, reflection, direct 
political action and meeting with persons involved in the political process. Further 
information is available from Roger Schroeder, S.V.D., Director of the M.Div. program. 

United Nations and World Faiths 

Catholic Theological Union participates in the United Nations and World Faiths 
program of Long Island University. Students engage in a semester of study in New 
York, exploring the partnership of churches and the United Nations in promoting world 
peace, human rights and social development. Further information is available from the 
Director of the M.Div. program. 

Sheptytsky Institute In Eastem Christian Studies 

The Sheptytsky Institute is a month-long summer program that integrates study of 
Eastem Christianity's theology, liturgy and spirituality with an experience of Eastem 
monastic life at Holy Transfiguration Monastery at Redwood Valley, Califomia. The 
Institute was founded at CTU in 1986 and its summer program remains affiliated with 
CTU though its headquarters are now at St. Paul's University in Ottawa. Students can 
eam six credits applicable to the M.Div., M.A. or M.A.P.S. degrees. Further information 
about the Institute is available from the Office of the Academic Dean. 



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The Institute for Black Catholic Studies 

Students interested in understanding the African- American community or ministering 
within it can study in the Summer Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier 
University, New Orleans. The Institute sponsors the only Catholic program offering the 
Master of Theology degree (Th.M.) from an Afrocentric perspective. In addition to 
work in the theological disciplines, the Institute offers certificates in youth ministry and 
catechetics and courses in lay leadership. Students have the option of transferring six 
credits from the Institute into CTU or completing a second master's degree through the 
Institute. Further information is available from Vanessa White. 




The Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program holds a yearly event that celebrates 
the gifts and spirituality of the African-American culture. 



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Admissions Policies 

The academic programs of Catholic Theological Union are open to all qualified students 
who wish to prepare for ministry or desire to study the Roman Catholic tradition for 
personal growth. Applications for admission are available from the Director of 
Recruitment and Admissions. Application procedures should be completed as soon 
as possible before the date of enrollment. 

Admission and Advancement Criteria 

Catholic Theological Union as a school of theology and ministry prepares people for 
the service of the church. The good of the church is the chief criterion for decisions 
concerning whether or not to accept, advance or graduate any student in programs 
preparing people for professional ministry. Thus, Catholic Theological Union reserves 
the right to accept or to reject any applicant, the right to advance or dismiss any student 
and the right to recommend or refuse any student for graduation. All such decisions 
made by Catholic Theological Union are final. 

General Admissions Requirements 

1. A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an approved college or university. 

A limited number of students without a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent can 
be admitted as special students with certain conditions. 

2. A completed application form. 

3. Payment of a non-refundable application fee. 

4. CTU reserves the right to require a formal evaluation of applicants and a personal 
interview with admissions officials. 

Specific Admissions Requirements 

Master of Divinity Program 

In addition to meefing the general admission requirements, applicants for the M.Div. 
program should normally have a liberal arts background, including courses in 
philosophy and undergraduate theology. Specific admission requirements include: 

1. Three letters of recommendafion from persons who can attest to the applicant's 
suitability for graduate study and ministry. Note: Applicants from participating 
religious communities are not required to submit these letters since sponsorship by 

' a participating community constitutes adequate recommendation. If the community 
withdraws its sponsorship or if the student leaves the community, CTU requires the 
presentation of a new application with letters of recommendation, one of which 
must come from an official representative of the fonner community. 

2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended by the applicant. 
Transcripts are to be sent by the registrars of these schools directly to the CTU 
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3. Academic prerequisites: 

Track I Track II 



12 quarter hours of philosophy 36 quarter hours of philosophy 

18 quarter hours of undergraduate theology 

Note: CTU offers a selection of non-credit courses in philosophy to help M.Div. 
students meet the prerequisites in philosophy for this degree. Track II students may 
take 300-level theology courses to meet the prerequisites in theology/religious studies. 
They will be given advanced standing rather than credit in those theological areas. 

Master of Arts in Theology Program 

1. Three letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the appHcant's 
suitabiUty for graduate study. Note: Applicants from participating religious 
communities are not required to submit these letters. 

2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended by the applicant. 
Transcripts are to be sent by the registrars of these schools directly to the CTU 
Admissions Office. 

3. An undergraduate major in theology or religious studies, 24 quarter hours 
(18 semester hours) in theology or demonstration of equivalent preparation. 
Note: Prerequisites can be made up by taking 300-level courses at CTU. 
Please consult the M.A. Director for details. 

4. A background in philosophy sufficient for the understanding of theology. Some 
prerequisites can be taken at CTU. 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Program 

1. Three letters of recommendation, from persons who can attest to the applicant's 
suitability for graduate study and ministry. Note: Applicants from participating 
religious communities are not required to submit these letters. 

2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended by the applicant. 
Transcripts are to be sent by the registrars of these schools directly to the CTU 
Admissions Office. 

3. Some background in theology, philosophy, psychology and sociology is 
recommended. 

4. Three years of experience in communicating religious values to others. 

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Doctor of Ministry Program 

1 . The M.Div. degree or the equivalent of three years of graduate theological studies 
with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. 

2. Five years of full-time ministry, ordinarily following the applicant's first ministerial 
degree. 

3. The submission of a detailed curriculum vitae. 

4. Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended by the applicant. 
Transcripts are to be sent by the registrars of these schools directly to the Director of 
the D.Min. program. 

5. A 1500-word essay that includes a statement of the applicant's personal goals in 
ministry, a descriptive self-assessment of the applicant's ministry, and an annotated 
list of readings in theology and ministry over the last two years. 

6. Three letters of recommendation, including one from an ecclesiastical superior and 
one attesting to the applicant's academic ability. 

Note: The deadline for completing the D.Min. application is March 15. 

Certificate Programs, Continuing Education and Speciai Students 

1 . An official transcript from one post-secondary school. The transcript should be from 
a degree-granting school or graduate school. 

2. One letter of recommendation from someone who can attest to the applicant's ability 
to undertake graduate study. 

Note: Upon admission, students must be in compliance with immunization requirements of 
the State of Illinois. Further information is available from the CTU Admissions Office. 

Intemational Applicants 

1 . In addition to meeting the general and specific admission requirements, applicants 
from outside the United States who do not hold a U.S. Passport must submit a letter 
of financial support or personal guarantee of payment. This will allow CTU to 
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2. Applicants whose native language is not English, and who do not hold an advanced 
degree based on the completion of written and oral work in English are to complete 
the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL). Scores from this assessment 
tool help CTU offer students appropriate academic advisement. Information 
regarding TOEFL is available from Test of English as a Foreign Language, 
POB 6151; Princeton, NJ 0854 1 -6 1 5 1 . Applicants from places where the TOEFL 
is not available or where it is prohibitively expensive may be accepted to CTU 
conditionally prior to testing, which will ordinarily take place during a student's 
first quarter of study. 

Academic Policies 

Student Classification 

Students are admitted to degree programs after completion of admission requirements 
and prerequisites of the respective programs. They are candidates for the degree after 
completing the procedures listed in the respective degree manuals. Continuing education 
students are students who are enrolled in CTU but are not seeking a degree. Special 
students are those without a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. 

Catholic Theological Union follows the quarter system along with other institutions of 
the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. There are 10 weeks in each quarter — 
the fall and winter quarters have an 1 1th week for reading and examinations. The 
normal course load is 12 credit hours per quarter though students enrolling for at least 
nine hours per quarter are considered full-time students. Students who register for less 
than nine credits in any quarter are part-time students. Auditors are students who enroll 
in courses but do not take them for credit. 

Program Directors 

Each academic program has a director who is responsible for general oversight of the 
program. The program director insures that the program's regulations and procedures 
are followed by students enrolled in the programs. 

Program Manuals 

There is a program manual for each degree program. It is available from the program 
director. Copies are also available in the library. The manuals provide complete 
academic information and the official regulations and procedures specific to each 
program. Students are responsible for becoming acquainted with the manual of the 
degree they are pursuing. 

Academic Advisors 

Each student will be assigned an academic advisor from the faculty. While the academic 
advisor is to monitor the student's progress, it is the student who is responsible for 
meeting all requirements for graduation according to the specifications of the 
appropriate^program manual. 

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Bias-free Language 

The CTU Statement of Identity says: "Reflecting the diverse cultures, nationalities and 
races of women and men who make up the CTU community, the school sees the pursuit 
of justice, inclusivity and collaboration as integral to its ethos." In light of that 
statement, CTU expects all instructors and students to use nondiscriminatory language 
when referring to human beings in classroom presentations and discussions, in written 
materials and papers for courses and in theses or projects. While recognizing the 
complexity of the cultural contexts and theological issues around the question of how 
we name God, CTU also encourages everyone to use gender-neutral or gender-balanced 
language and imagery in so far as possible when they speak about God. 

Plagiarism 

Academic integrity demands that a student acknowledge all sources employed in the 
preparation of written assignments, whether in the use of exact quotations or in 
substantial reproduction of ideas. Failure to do so (plagiarism) normally will result in a 
failing grade and may also result in dismissal from Catholic Theological Union. 

Registration 

All students are to complete their registration and arrange for payment of fees at the time 
and place announced by the registrar, who will provide detailed instructions for registration. 

Students are to plan their registration by consulting their academic advisors. The 
advisor's signature must appear on registration forms before the registrar can accept 
them. The academic advisor and the faculty involved must also approve any change in 
the student's course selection, using a form the student will secure from the registrar. 
Adding or dropping courses is allowed through the first week of the quarter without 
academic or financial penalty. 

Auditing Courses 

Instructors may permit auditors to attend their courses. While auditors may participate 
in class discussions, instructors are not required to evaluate any written work from them 
nor are auditors required to take tests or examinations. While audit courses are listed on 
the student's permanent record, no grade is given. Space for auditors may be limited in 
some courses. Permission of the academic advisor and the instructor involved is 
necessary to change from credit to audit. More information about changing status is 
available from the registrar. 

Withdrawals 

Students may withdraw from any course up to the end of the seventh week of the 
quarter. They are to secure the withdrawal form from the registrar and seek the approval 
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seventh week will be noted on the student's record as either "Withdrew Passing" (WP) 
or "Withdrew Failing" (WF). 

Independent Study 

Opportunities for independent study make it possible for students to pursue interests not 
covered by regular course offerings. Interested students may contact a member of the 
faculty who will define learning tasks and course requirements. Students are responsible 
for completing the necessary form before registration. This form is available from the 
registrar. Courses that are regularly offered are not normally taken as an independent 
study. Independent studies must be taken for credit. Accepting responsibility for 
supervising independent studies is left to the discretion of faculty members. 

Extensions and Incompletes 

Each instructor sets the deadline for the submission of all course work. Students must 
petition the instructor to receive an incomplete (I), a grade that denotes that the work for 
a course has not been completed by the deadline. Students are to remove an incomplete 
by the end of the following quarter. If the student fails to do so, the instructor will give 
either a "Failure" (F) or a "Permanent Incomplete" (PI). In either case, no credit is given 
and the course must be repeated if it is a required course. 

Students must secure the petition for extension form from the registrar, who can provide 
additional information on the policies and procedures on incompletes. The granting of 
extensions and incompletes is the sole prerogative of the instructor. No instructor is 
required to grant an extension. 

Incompletes cannot be given by visiting instructors or by instructors who will be on 
sabbatical leave the following quarter. 

Students who have two incompletes or who are on academic probation must consult 
with the Academic Dean before registration. 

Grades 

The instructor is solely responsible for evaluating the course work of students and 
assigning grades. At the end of each quarter, the student will receive a grade report 
which will list the total hours accumulated and the cumulative grade point average. 
The registrar is responsible for distributing the grade reports. 

Instructors assign a letter grade unless the course follows a pass-fail system. The 
registrar uses a numerical system to compute the student's grade point average 
according to the following scale: 



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A range: Excellent work 



A+/A 
A- 



4.00 
3.75 



B range: Good work 



B+ 

B 

B- 



3.50 
3.00 
2.75 



C range: Fair work 



C+ 

c 
c- 



2.50 
2.00 
1.75 



D range: Poor 

F: Fail 

WP 

P 

WF 

I 

PI 

N 



1.00 

Withdrew Passing 
Pass 

Withdrew Passing 
Incomplete 

Permanent Incomplete 
No Grade 



Academic Probation 

Students in degree programs must maintain a 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average 
[GPA] to graduate. Students whose GPA falls below 3.0 in two successive quarters are 
subject to academic probation. Students failing to show improvement are subject to 
dismissal. More information about academic probation is available from the Academic 
Dean. CTU reserves the right to dismiss students whose academic progress or 
adjustment to the school is unsatisfactory. Students who are dismissed for academic 
reasons cannot be readmitted to a degree program. 

Advanced Standing 

Students beginning the M.Div. and M.A.P.S. programs may petition to receive advanced 
standing for previous work in foundational (300-level) courses. Students should consult 
with their respective program directors. If the petition is granted, the hours in those 
foundational areas become elective. 

Credit by Examination 

Students in the M.Div. and M.A.P.S. programs may petition to receive credit by 
examination in many foundational areas and some advanced areas in their respective 
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Transfer of Credit 

Graduate credit in theology, completed within the last seven years for a grade of "B" or 
better, may be transferred to Catholic Theological Union. Ordinarily no more than nine 
quarter hours may be transferred into the M.A. and M.A.P.S. programs and no more 
than 36 quarter hours into the M.Div. program. Students wishing to transfer credits to 
CTU must consult with their program directors. Fornis for this purpose are available 
from the registrar's office. Such credits will be recognized only after students have 
successfully completed one year of academic work. Courses taken as part of CTU- 
approved cooperative programs are considered CTU credit and will not be counted as 
transfer credit. 

Credit by Cross-Registration 

Students enrolled at Catholic Theological Union may take courses at any of the other 
members of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools at no extra charge and at 
the University of Chicago with a significant reduction in tuition. Credit for courses 
taken in these schools may be applied to CTU degree requirements. Students are 
encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Up to one-third of a student's work 
may be done in these schools; by special arrangement this may be increased to one-half 

Transfer of Courses Tal<en after Matriculation at CTU 

After matriculation, students are expected to take courses for their degrees at CTU, one 
of the ACTS schools, or the University of Chicago. If a student wishes to take a course 
elsewhere for credit toward a CTU degree, permission must be obtained in advance. 
Students are to consult their respective program manuals and directors for the 
appropriate procedures. 

Grievances 

There are times in the life of any institution when conflicts may arise. The Student 
Handbook has a detailed description of the grievance procedures that deal with such 
circumstances. These procedures have been designed to protect the student, the 
instructor and the administration in the resolution of the grievance. 

Graduation 

Students who anticipate completing all the requirements of their degree or certificate 
programs in a particular year must apply for graduation with the registrar during the fall 
quarter of the academic year they intend to graduate. Students are responsible for 
completing all requirements of their degree program. Degrees are granted by the Board 
of Trustees upon recommendation of the faculty. 



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Transcripts 

A student may request in writing that the registrar send an academic transcript to 
designated persons or institutions. No transcripts are sent without a written request and 
only when all accounts are paid. The first transcript is sent free of charge. For all others, 
payment of the fee that must accompany the request. Transcripts submitted to CTU as 
part of the admissions process become the property of Catholic Theological Union. 













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This list of courses is representative of those taught at CathoUc Theological Union. 
Actual courses offered may differ from those listed. 

Before the title of each course a letter or letters with a number appear. The letter 
signifies the field of study. Sometimes a course will have two letters to show that the 
course is related to two fields of study. A course designated by a combination of letters 
satisfies the requirements of each of the areas designated; e.g., BW 574 may be used for 
a course in the area of Bible or Word and Worship. 

B Biblical Studies 

C Cross-Cultural Studies 

D Doctrinal Studies 

E Ethical Studies 

H Historical Studies , 

/ Interdisciplinary/Integrative Studies 

M Ministerial Studies 

MP Ministry related to Pastoral Care 

MW Ministry related to Word and Worship 

P Philosophy Prerequisites . " 

S Spirituality Studies "J 

W Word and Worship Studies 

/ Interdisciplinary/Integrative Studies 

The number of each course reflects the level of instruction. Courses in the 200-range are 
non-credit courses which fulfill prerequisites for some degree programs. Courses in the 
300-range are foundational courses. Those in the 400-range are intermediate level 
courses that are generally core courses of the various Masters-level programs. The 
500-level offerings are elective, advanced courses: seminars and classes focused on 
special questions. Courses designed for the D.Min. program are 600-level. 



Philosophy Prerequisites 

P210 History of Ancient Philosophy 

This course probes the question of what philosophers do and why they do it. While there is some 
treatment of the pre-Socratic tradition, the major focus is on the epistemology of Plato and the 
metaphysics and ethics of Aristotle. 

P211 History of Medieval Philosophy 

The principal focus of this course is on the interaction between philosophy and theology in the 
construction of major styles of theology in the period from the twelfth to the fourteenth century. 
Topics of particular concern are the dialectical movement of the twelfth century, the discovery of the 
fuller Aristotelian corpus in Western Europe, the Nominalism movement. 

P212 History of Modem Philosophy 

The majors figures to be discussed include Descartes, the English Empiricists, Kant, Hegel and 
Marx, Feuerbach and Nietzsche. Particular emphasis is given to the impact of these philosophical 
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P 213 History of Contemporary Philosophy 

This course highlights the issue of language in linguistic analysis, particularly the work of Russell, 
Ayer and Wittgenstein; the emergence of existential philosophies as in Sartre, Camus, Kafka, Hesse 
and others; and Whiteheadean process philosophy. 

P 216 American Philosophy 

This course focuses on classical American philosophy with primary emphasis on Peirce, James, 
Royce and Dewey. 

P220 Introduction to Critical Thinking - 

This course focuses on the problem of human knowledge and cognitive claims in a post-critical 
context, as well as on the principles of logical thinking and argumentation in classical and in 
contemporary forms of philosophy. 

P225 Issues in Hemneneutics 

Critical to theology today in all its disciplines is the question of hermeneutics. This course traces the 
development of the philosophical issues underlying interpretive meaning. 

P230 Ethics 

Traditional Catholic ethics has based itself on the natural law theory. Contemporary philosophy 
offers a number of other potential entrees into the elaboration and articulation of Catholic ethical 
systems. 

P235 Philosophy of Science 

This course deals with the basic structure of scientific method and with the major theohes of modern 
physics within that context. This is treated with a view to the historical, philosophical and social 
implications of the practice of science in its contemporary form. Special attention is given to the 
work of T. Kuhn, S. Toulmin and M. Polanyi. 

Department of Biblical Literature and Languages (BLL) 

DIanne Bergant, C.S.A., Barbara Bowe, R.S.C.J., Leslie Hoppe, O.F.M. (chair), Carolyn Osiek, R.S.C.J., 
Hayim Perelmuter, Marianne Race, C.S.J. , Barbara Reid, O.P., Donald Senior, C.P. Adjunct Faculty: 
Eugene LaVerdiere, S.S.S. 

Note: An T after the course number indicates that the course number is taught in 
Jerusalem as part of the Fall Israel Study Program. 

B 300 Old Testament Introduction 

A study of the traditions and literature of ancient Israel against their historical and cultural background. 
Attention is given to some of the literary and theological issues involved in biblical interpretation. 

B 305 New Testament Introduction 

The writings of the New Testament in their histohcal, cultural, religious and social context. 
Introduction to methodological tools employed in New Testament research and to diverse theologies 
that comprise the New Testament witness to Jesus of Nazareth. 

B320 Biblical Greek I 

A basic introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. 



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B321 Biblical Greek II 

A continuation of B 320, introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. 
Students begin to read portions of the NT text in Greek with introductory attention to exegesis. 

B 325 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I 

This is the first part of a two-quarter course which studies the grammar and vocabulary of biblical 
Hebrew in order to prepare students to work with the Hebrew text. 

B 326 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II 

This is the second part of a two-quarter course which studies the grammar and vocabulary of 
biblical Hebrew in order to prepare students to work with the Hebrew text. 

B400 Pentateuch 

A study of the literary origins and development of the traditions and themes of the Pentateuch in 
light of their importance for ancient Israel's theology. Attention is given to questions of interpretation. 

B405 Deuteronomistic History 

A study of the story of ancient Israel's life in its land as told in the Books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel 
and Kings. Emphasis on the theological perspectives of the literature and on archaeological 
background. 

B 4071 Jerusalem: The Holy City 

A study of Jerusalem's role in the theologies found in the Bible, early Jewish literature and the 
Islamic tradition. 

B 4081 Biblical Theologies of the Land 

A study of the diverse ways in which Israel viewed "the Land" throughout its history and constructed 
different theologies to express these views. A careful examination of selected texts from the Old 
Testament traditions, geographical and topographical data and questions of the struggles for the 
land throughout Israel's history. 

B410 Early Prophecy 

A study of selected texts from pre-exilic prophets. Emphasis on the prophet's call and the 
relationship of prophecy to Israel's religious traditions and social institutions. 

B415 Later Prophecy 

A study of selected texts from exilic and post-exilic prophets. Emphasis on the relationship of 
prophecy to ancient Israel's social and religious institutions. 

B417 Intertestamental Literature 

A survey of noncanonical Jewish literature produced from 200 B.C. to A.D. 200. 

B420 Psalms 

Psalms are studied from each literary or liturgical category for language, form and theology. Their 
presence in traditions of Israel and the New Testament is explored. Helpful for students of liturgy 
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B425 Wisdom Literature 

A study of the wisdom theology with its emphasis on human behavior. Primary focus is on the themes 
of creation, suffering, birth and death, retribution and immortality as found within the wisdom literature. 

B430 The Gospel according to Matttrew ^ 

A study of the context, structure and major motifs of the Gospel of Matthew. Particular attention is 
given to the evangelist's role as an interpreter of tradition and history for a community in transition. 

B 432 Ttie Gospei according to Maii^ 

A study of the Gospel of Mark with attention to its structure, major themes and key theological 
motifs, especially the link between the Passion of Jesus and Christian discipleship. 

BC 433 Ttie Gospei ofMari< in Cross-Cuiturai Perspective 

A study of the narrative of Mark within its socio-cultural matrix and the cultures of today's readers. 
Focus is on Markan style and theology in dialogue with today's contexts and questions. 

B434I Gospel Portraits 

Selected texts from the four gospels in conjunction with visits to biblical sites, to provide a portrait of 
Jesus' life and ministry within his Jewish heritage in the context of first century Palestine. 

B 435 The Gospel according to Luke 

A study of the Third Gospel and its major theological themes. Particular focus on Luke's christology 
and portrayal of discipleship for women and men followers of "the Way." . 

BC 435 Bible, Mission and Culture 

An examination of models of mission in the Bible and certain questions concerning the dialogue 
between faith and culture in mission. 

B 440 The Gospel according to John 

A study of the Gospel of John with attention to its distinctive style and theology, its overall structure 
and content. Key sections are used to highlight such major Johannine motifs as religious symbolism, 
sacraments, community and spirituality. 

B441 The Gospel of John from the Greek Text 

A study of the Gospel of John with attention to its distinctive style and theology, its overall structure 
and content. Prerequisite: elementary Greek. 

B 443 Revelation and Letters of John 

Thematic and exegetical study of the Revelation or Apocalypse and the Letters of John from the 
perspectives of history, culture, understanding of church, apocalyptic and epistolary genres and 
contemporary interpretation. 

B 452 Pauline Theology and Writings 

The life and thought of Paul in his cultural and theological setting examined in selected letters, with 
a view to their message for the contemporary church. v 

B 453 Corinthian Conrespondence 

An introduction to the Pauline letters with special attention to the two letters to Corinth stressing 
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B454 Galatians and Romans 

A study of these two Pauline letters that aims to integrate critical study of Paul with spirituality and 
pastoral practice. 

B457 The Shorter Pauline Letters 

In-depth study of Philippians, Thessalonians and Philemon in their historical, social, literary and 
theological context. 

B 460 Acts of the Apostles 

A study of the missionary expansion of early Christianity "from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth" 
as depicted in Luke's second volume with a view to its implications for contemporary evangelization. 

BW 465 Liturgy of the Synagogue I 

An overview of the worship forms in the contemporary American synagogue with special reference to 
the common thread and variations in the Jewish denominations: Orthodox, Conservative and Reform, 
and to historical backgrounds. (This course is sponsored by the Jewish Chautauqua Society.) 

BW466 Liturgy of the Synagogue II 

The liturgy of the High Holy Days: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot and their theological 
implications. In addition to examining the core structure, special attention is given to the Piyyutim 
(religious poetry). 

B470 The Bible for Preaching 

A study of the principles and procedures involved in moving from text to sermon. Attention is given 
to texts used both for liturgical and occasional preaching. 

B475 History and Archaeology of Israel 

Studies stages of Israel's religious, cultural and political history; geographical context of Israel and 
the Bible; history and methodology of biblical archaeology. Preparation for the three-week visit to 
Israel (B 502). Open to all interested students. 

B 4761 History and Archaeology of the Old Testament 

An inquiry into some of the nonliterary sources for reconstructing ancient Israel's history. The study 
of the principles of archaeology is complemented with visits to archaeological sites in Israel. 

B 4771 History and Archaeology of the New Testament 

Study of the religious, cultural, geographic, historical and political background of the New Testament 
world. Introduction to methods of biblical archaeology for interpreting material remains of early 
Christianity. 

SB 480 Biblical Foundations of Spirituality 

The religions of Israel and early Christianity are investigated not only in their historical and biblical 
setting but also in their impact on Christian life and ministry. (May substitute for B 300 for students 
with biblical or ministerial background.) 

B 482 The Eucharist in the New Testament 

Investigating the Eucharist's origins and development in the New Testament period, this course 
focuses on historical questions and on the literary and pastoral presentation of the Eucharist in 
writings of the New Testament. It also addresses the way our findings challenge today's church 
regarding inculturation and social justice. 

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B 492 Sickness, Disability and Healing 

Old and New Testament traditions, as well as perspectives from anthropology and medicine, are 
examined as a means of reflecting on contemporary attitudes to these experiences and developing 
informed past oral response. y- 

B 502 Traveling Seminar to Israel 

A three-week overseas intensive in Israel toward the end of the spring quarter, with guided exploration 
of biblical and historical sites. (Three quarter credits.) Prerequisite: B 475. 

BH 503 Women in the Early Church 

A study of the social and religious roles of women in early Christianity in its orthodox and "heretical" 
forms, from Hellenistic Judaism and the Greco-Roman environment through New Testament times 
to the fourth century and beyond, with attention to interpretive method. 

HB 505 Topics in the History of New Testament Exegesis 

An analysis of some of the ways in which the Gospels and the Pauline letters were interpreted in the 
ancient and medieval church. 

B 506 Messianic Expectations 

A seminar on messianism as it developed in ancient Israel and early Judaism in light of the 
Christian confession of Jesus as the Messiah. May substitute for B 417. 

BD515 The Bible: A Problem for Christianity? 

An examination of the problems posed for Christianity, and in particular Christian theology, by 
modern historical-critical study of the Bible and modern science. 

B 525 Rabbinic Judaism and Jesus' Jewish Bacl<ground 

Designed to deepen the student's understanding of the relationship of early Christianity to rabbinic 
Judaism and to develop a capacity to interpret Jewish sources from Talmud and Midrash, this 
course examines the nature of rabbinic Judaism. 

B 532 The Passion Narratives 

A comparative study of the Passion Narratives of the four Gospels, demonstrating various 
approaches to biblical interpretation. 

B533 Parables 

A study of the dynamics of the gospel parables as stories challenging the hearer to conversion. Includes 
various methods of parable interpretation and insights into preaching and teaching parabolically. 

B 537 Women in the Gospel of Luke 

A seminar on the passages in the Gospel of Luke in which women figure. Includes women in the 
infancy narratives, Galilean women followers and ministers, women in Jesus' teaching. Method will 
be both historical-critical and feminist-liberationist. 

B 541 Fundamentalist Biblical Interpretation 

A seminar focusing on the ohgins of fundamentalism and its approach to biblical interpretation with 
an attempt to formulate a pastoral response to the theological stance and proselytizing efforts of 
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B 542 Social Study of the New Testament 

Study of the methods and results engendered by this new approach, introduction to the ways in 
which sociology and cultural anthropology are used and assessment of the helpfulness of the 
methods to contemporary interpretation of the New Testament. 

B 548 Old Testament Seminar 

This seminar treats questions regarding methods of biblical interpretation and biblical theology. 

B 555 Church in the New Testament 

The seminar studies the diverse images of the church within the New Testament canon, focusing on 
their social-historical situations, self-understandings and ministerial structures. 

BW 574 Feminist Hemieneutics and Worship 

Exploration through reading, discussion and ritual of how women's changing experience is 
transforming their faith and faith expressions. 

BD 580 Feminist Hemneneutics in Bible and Theology 

A seminar that investigates biblical texts and doctrinal themes from a feminist perspective. 

BC581 Form and Meaning in Bible and Culture 

This seminar examines recurring themes in culture and the Old Testament to see what light each 
can cast on the other and on the missionary and theological enterprises. Topics may include 
kinship, power, language and ideas of God. 

BC582 Reading the Bible Differently: Black Approaches to Henveneutics 

The course focuses on the African-American world to examine how different contexts and 
perspectives lead to different approaches to, and interpretations of, the Bible. A revision is made of 
basic skills in interpretation. 

B584 Israel Re-entry Seminar 

A 10-day conclusion to the Fall Israel Program designed to help participants relate their overseas 
experience to their ongoing life and ministry. Restricted to participants from any of the CTU 
Israel Programs. 

B585 Integrating Seminar: Biblical Spirituality Program 

Meets weekly to integrate experience in Israel and courses at CTU, ministerial background and 
personal ideals and contemporary questions for a holistic biblical spirituality. Restricted to 
participants from any of the CTU Israel Programs. 

B 597 Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 

SB 629 Jewish Mysticism, Messianism and Spirituality 

The mystical substratum of Jewish expehence examined by a study of its development from the 
third pre-Christian century to the modern era, including Qumran, messianic movements and 
Hasidism. The landmark work of Gershom Scholem is carefully examined. 



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Department of Cross-Cultural Ministries (CCM) 

Claude Marie Barbour, Eleanor Doidge, L.o.B. (chair), Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp., Gary Riebe-Estrella, S.V.D., 
Roger Schroeder, S.V.D. Adjunct: John Kaserow, M.M. 

C300 Experience of Religion 

Students are encouraged to appreciate the unfamiliar and the cross-cultural elements in religions. 
Authentic ministry demands empathy and understanding of other people's reality. Not easily 
achievable, such understanding is possible to undertake. 

CH 325 Models of Missionary Activity 

A survey of the variety of forms of missionary activity in the church's history from the Apologists in 
the Roman Empire to the classical image of the nineteenth century missionary. The relevance of 
these models for mission today is also considered. 

EC 402 Natural Law and Christian Ettiics '^■ 

A study of the relevance of some Western and non-Western Natural Law traditions in view of 
arriving at a vision of a universal common good that can generate a Christian ethical discourse 
capable of intercultural and interreligious communication. - 

EC 406 Ethical Significance of Christian Humanism 

A critical study of the debate about the existence and nature of Christian humanism and its 
relevance for the ethos and mission of the church. 

C 410 Mission: The Contemporary Challenge 

What are the implications of the call to mission for every Christian? This course examines mission at 
the limits of our culture and religious experience, calling for transformation and conversion. 

EC 410 Proclaiming Shalom in a Violent Worid 

How does the church understand and actuate its mediatory role between God's offer of peace in 
Christ and the search for peace on the part of the human community? The question is approached 
both historically and systemically. 

C411 Gifts and Strangers 

Missionaries must learn to understand their new environment and the subtle relationship with their 
hosts; being a stranger is not easy. This course considers culture, language and belief and the 
impact of missionaries. 

CS 418 Native American Spirituality 

Mitakuye oyas'in means "all my relatives" or "I am related to all that is." Guided by Lakota elders we 
discover the meaning of this Lakota prayer and its relationship to ecology, justice and global spirituality. 
A week-long field trip to the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota is offered. 

CH 420 Modem Mission History 

This is study of the exciting and challenging period of modern mission history in the Roman Catholic 
Church from the end of the French Revolution through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to the 
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EC 422 Global Economic Justice and the Church 

We dare not provide an ethic of economic life that is not in strict relation to an ethic of political life 
and an ethic of communication. A Christian ethic must test its claims to normativity by the difference 
it makes for these interrelationships. 

EC 425 World Poverty, Development and Life's Liberation 

Investigates and assesses the world's division into rich and poor countries. Studies poverty, 
development and liberation in the light of Scripture and Catholic social teaching using today's kairos 
for Christian communities as focus. 

BC433 The Gospel of Mark in Cross-Cultural Perspective 

A study of the narrative of Mark within its socio-cultural matrix and the cultures of today's readers. 
Focus is on Markan style and theology in dialogue with today's contexts and questions. 

BC 435 Bible, Mission and Culture 

An examination of models of mission in the Bible and certain questions concerning the dialogue 
between faith and culture in mission. 

DC 436 Origins and Ends in Mythic Consciousness 

A study of the notion of myth, mythic consciousness and the way myths are used in the Bible and 
in various cultures to express the origin of the world and humankind, the origin of evil and the 
individual and collective end. 

DC 441 Christology and Cultures 

A study of how the confession of Jesus Christ interacts with cultural processes. Special attention is 
given to the New Testament and patristic periods and also to contemporary movements in the world 
church today. 

DC 446 Missionary Dynamics of the Church 

This course critically examines the theological and biblical foundations of the missionary nature of 
the church and major challenges facing that issue today, e.g., inculturation, evangelization, social 
justice and prophetic witness. 

CW451 Eucharist in Cross-Cultural Context 

Anthropological-liturgical study of Eucharist to uncover possible universals for relating Western 
eucharistic tradition to symbolism and life-experience of other cultures and to sketch issues and 
principles for shaping Eucharist cross-culturally. 

CD 454 Hacia una eclesiologfa desde la perspectiva hispana 

Se busca el rol de la comunidad hispana como iglesia dentro de los EEUU a traves de un analisis 
de su contexto social y su eclesiologia incipiente en dialogo con las fuentes tradicionales 
eclesiologicas. 

CD 455 Toward an Hispanic Theology of Church 

This course explores the particular role of the Hispanic community as church in the United States by 
analyzing its socio-political context and incipient ecclesiology in dialogue with traditional 
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CD 466 God Images in Hispanic Religiosity 

This course explores the meaning behind God images in Meso-American religion and Mexican 
popular religiosity in dialogue with Western classical and feminist theologies. 

C467 Guadalupe: Evangelizer of the Americas 

A study of the significance of Guadalupe in light of the evangelization methods of Spanish 
missionaries. Participants engage in research on missionary practices and the evangelizing role 
of Guadalupe. 

CS469 Origins of Hispanic Popular Religiosity 

An examination of Hispanic popular religiosity, a frequently misunderstood phenomenon. The 
course studies the Latin American roots and other influences that have shaped Hispanic religiosity 
in the United States. 

C460 Training for Cross-Cultural Mission and Ministry 

Designed to prepare for cross-cultural and global ministry and mission, using Paulo Freire's 
methodology to provide theological, spiritual, experiential dimensions and ecumenical/interfaith 
dialogue. Optional field trip to Lakota Reservations in South Dakota. 

C 462 Voice of Hispanic Women Theologians 

A study of theological works produced by Hispanic women and an exploration of their significance in 
the articulation of Hispanic theology. 

C 466 Issues in Hispanic Ministry 

An exploration of the historical and theological forces that have shaped the concept of ministry 
among Hispanic Catholic leadership in the United States over the last 20 years. 

C470 Mission in Reverse: Theory and Praxis 

This approach to mission, raison d'etre and methodology is studied through research, readings and 
visits to local communities to help participants develop their theory and praxis of mission and 
ministry. 

C 508 Mission Trends: Recent Theology 

An histoncal overview of theologies of mission is followed by concentration on current theological 
issues in ecumenical mission. Concludes with a look at developing trends and emerging paradigms. 

CW 511 Religious Experience of Initiation 

Through a study of Christian initiation and Melanesian traditional initiation, both as religious-cultural 
phenomena, this seminar focuses on the theological, cultural, and pastoral issues in the holistic 
process of contextualizing initiation. 

CS 519 Toward a Spirituality for Missionaries 

A search for an appropriate, practicable and holistic spirituality through participants' reflection on 
mission realities such as marginalization, poverty, embodiment, violence and burnout. 

CH 525 Early Christianity in Asia 

This course investigates earliest contacts of Christians with Asian traditions. It distinguishes facts, 
hypotheses and legends as a framework for assessing the significance of such contacts. 



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MPC 525 Empathy in a Cross-Cultural Context 

This seminar explores theoretical and practical difficulties and possibilities of empathy as a way of 
communicating understanding across cultures. Role play and case studies are used to enhance the 
participant's empathic capacity across cultures. 

CMP 541 Marriage and Family in a Cross-Culturai Context 

Marriage and family are building blocks of the Chhstian community. Still, across cultures there are 
diverse forms and patterns. Pastoral care and anthropology combine to uncover new insights and 
applications for pastors and missionaries. 

EC 545 Seminar on Pontics and Ciiristian Conscience 

An exploration of the relation of Christian life to political life. The origin, place and role of conscience 
in both is investigated. Conscience is related to the historical realities of community and traditions 
and to the unity of theory and practice proper to political conscience. 

C 546 African Traditional Religions 

Inculturation depends on understanding and respect for local conditions. This course examines 
major themes and motifs of African religions. We consider them as systems and seek a "fit" between 
the gospel and cultures. 

C 548 Witchcraft and Sorcery in Pastoral Perspective 

An examination of the sociological reality designated as "sorcery" or "witchcraft." The seminar studies 
a way of thinking and acting that constitutes a coherent, rational system that missionaries cannot 
afford to ignore or misunderstand. C 545 or its equivalent and permission of the instructor required. 

CD 551 La teologfa latinoamericana de la liberacion 

Usando obras representativas de la teologla de la liberacion, se investigan su metodologfa y 
perspectiva en comparacion con la tradicion clasica occidental. 

CD 552 Latin American Liberation Theology 

Through readings of representative Latin American liberation theologians, this course explores the 
method of liberation theology and its perspective in contrast to the North Atlantic theological tradition. 

CD 553 U.S. Latino Theologies 

This seminar surveys the theologies being developed by U.S. Latino theologians and present in 
Latino fiction. Special attention is paid to theological starting points, methodology and pastoral 
implications. 

C 560 Advanced Training for Cross-Cultural Ministry 

Designed for those with extensive cross-cultural experience. Using rites of passage, liminality, 
personal and social transformation and global mission to develop theory, principles and process to 
train and become a guide for others. 

WC565 Liturgical Inculturation 

A seminar that explores the inculturation of the church's worship from its cultural roots in Judaism to 
the period after Vatican II, with discussion of methodology and contemporary theology. 



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EC 570 Revolution and Liberation: Ethical Perspectives 

An examination of various interpretations of revolution and liberation in classical Western political 
philosophy, Third World thought and present-day theological and ethical literature. Special attention 
is given to Latin American liberation theology. 

C 575 Mission Integration Seminar 

An integrating seminar for those returning from missionary, cross-cultural or overseas training 
(OTP) placements. 

DC 576 Black Theology in Dialogue 

This seminar critically examines the historical roots, meaning, methods, content and development 
of Black Theology in the United States and its dialogue with African, Latin American and feminist 
liberation theologies. Implications for the church's mission and ministry are addressed. 

BC 581 Form and Meaning in Bible and Culture 

This seminar examines recurring themes in culture and the Old Testament to see what light each 
can cast on the other and on the missionary and theological enterprises. Topics may include 
kinship, power, language and ideas of God. 

BC 582 Reading the Bible Differently: Black Approaches to Henneneutics 

The course focuses on the African-American world to examine how different contexts and 
perspectives lead to different approaches to, and interpretations of, the Bible. A revision is made of 
basic skills in interpretation. 

EC 588 Seminar on Christ, Community and Christian Ethics 

This course is designed to study the implications of christology for the life of the Christian 
community as an ethical community in an increasingly secular, scientific, culturally and religiously 
pluralistic world. 

C593 Lakota-Christlan Dialogue 

Onentation, a week-long field intensive on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations in South 
Dakota, and debriefing led together with traditional and Christian Lakota (Sioux) and Christian 
missionaries. Travel costs to be arranged. 

C 594 Spirituality. Ministry and Survivors of Human Rights Abuses 

A seminar combining assigned readings and field assignments with three Chicago agencies working 
with and for survivors of torture and human rights abuses. What is our pastoral responsibility in 
accompanying survivors on their journey to healing and reconciliation? How does that process 
inform and challenge our theology, mission, ministry and spirituality? 

C597 Independent Study ^ 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 

DC 605 Constructing Local Theologies 

A seminar exploring various factors influencing the development of theology in different cultural contexts. 



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C 606 Mission Trends: Hispanic Ministry 

This seminar explores the socio-political, cultural, historical, theological and religious factors which 
impact the framing of a valid pastoral approach to U.S. Hispanics. 

DC 610 Theoiogical Anttiropoiogy in Cross-Cuitural Perspective 

A seminar exploring the challenges raised to classical themes in theological anthropology by the 
variety of cultures in the world church. 

Department of Historical and Doctrinal Studies (HDS) 

Stephen Bevans, S.V.D., Archimedes Fornasari, M.C.C.J., Zachary Hayes, O.F.M. (chair), Kevin Madigan, 
Thomas Nairn, O.F.M., John Pawlikowski, O.S.M., Robert Schreiter, C.P.P.S. Adjunct: John Linnan, C.S.V., 
Walter Brennan, O.S.M. 

Historical Studies 

H 300 History of Eariy Ctiristianity 

The Christian movement to A.D. 600. Christian self-identification vis-a-vis the non-Christian world, 
developing institutional church structures and practice, theological and doctrinal developments. 

H307 The Middie Ages and ti)e Reformation 

Gregory the Great (600) to the Council of Trent (1545-1563), focusing on development of the 
medieval church, relations between East and West, history of theology, breakdown of the medieval 
synthesis and the significance of the major reformers. 

H 313 From Trent to Vatican II 

Key issues in Catholicism of the last four centuries: the mentality following the Reformation, 
Jansenism, Newman and the Oxford Movement, forces influencing Vatican I, Modernism and its 
reaction, pertinent problems of the twentieth century. 

CH325 Models of Missionary Activity 

A survey of the variety of forms of missionary activity in the church's history from the Apologists in 
the Roman Empire to the classical image of the nineteenth century missionary. The relevance of 
these models for mission today is also considered. 

H401 Patristics 

A study of the theological perspectives of major writers of the early church. Prerequisite: H 300, 
H 302 or CH 325. 

CH420 Modem Mission History 

This course studies the exciting and challenging period of modern mission history in the Roman 
Catholic Church from the end of the French Revolution through the nineteenth and twentieth 
centuries to the present day. 

BH503 Women in the Early Church 

A study of the social and religious roles of women in early Christianity in its orthodox and "heretical" 
forms, from Hellenistic Judaism and the Greco-Roman environment through New Testament times 
to the fourth century and beyond, with attention to interpretive method. 



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HB 505 Topics in the History of New Testament Exegesis 

An analysis of some of the ways in which the Gospels and the Pauline letters were interpreted in the 
ancient and medieval church. 

Dl-1 517 Stnictures ofRefomi: Gregory VII, Lateran, Trent and Vatican II 

This seminar attempt to discern paradigms for ecclesial reform in sixteenth and seventeenth century 
Roman Catholic theological movements and schools of spirituality to show how these structures of 
reform illuminate contemporary issues in Roman Catholicism. 

CH 525 Early Christianity in Asia 

This course investigates earliest contacts of Christians with Asian traditions. It distinguishes facts, 
hypotheses and legends as a framework for assessing the significance of such contacts. 

H 535 The Holocaust, 1933-1945 

This course examines the history of the Holocaust, paying special attention to the response of the 
Catholic and Protestant churches from 1933 to 1945 and to modern theological, literary, dramatic 
and cinematic reflections on the Holocaust. 

H 597 Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 

Doctrinal Studies 

D 325 Introduction to Theology 

A consideration of the nature, sources and methods of theology worked out from a study of several 
case histories. Special emphasis on historical revelation in Christianity and the developing 
awareness of faith in relation to shifting horizons. 

D430 The Problem of God in Contemporary Society 

Analysis of why God has become problematic for contemporary society is followed by critical 
review of representative Christian attempts to respond. The course helps students evaluate their 
experience and respond intelligently to the modern problem of God. 

D 435 Origins and Eschatology 

A study of the Christian symbols concerning origins, evil and finality. This course focuses principally 
on the Christian tradition with only occasional references to similar themes in world religions. 

DC 436 Origins and Ends in Mythic Consciousness 

A study of the notion of myth, mythic consciousness and the way myths are used in the Bible and 
in various cultures to express the origin of the world and humankind, the origin of evil and the 
individual and collective end. 

D440 Christology 

A study of the foundational questions of christology in the light of the critical, historical study of the 
Scripture and the theological tradition. 

DC 441 Christology and Cultures 

A study of how the confession of Jesus Christ interacts with cultural processes. Special attention is 
given to the New Testament and patristic periods and also to contemporary movements in the world 
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D444 Priesthood in the Roman Catholic Tradition 

A study of the origins of ordained ministry in the early church, its gradual transformation as the 
church becomes a political power, its reformation in the sixteenth century, its image from the 
seventeenth to the twentieth centuries and its renewal at Vatican Council II. 

DC 446 Missionary Dynamics of the Church 

This course critically examines the theological and biblical foundations of the missionary nature of 
the Church and major challenges facing that issue today, e.g., inculturation, evangelization, social 
justice and prophetic witness. 

CD 454 Hacia una eciesioiogfa desde ia perspectiva hispana 

Se busca el rol de la comunidad hispana como iglesia dentro de los EEUU a traves de un analisis de 
su contexto social y su eclesiologia incipiente en dialogo con las fuentes tradicionales eclesiologicas. 

CD 455 Toward an Hispanic Theoiogy of Church 

This course explores the particular role of the Hispanic community as church in the United States by 
analyzing its socio-political context and incipient ecclesiology in dialogue with traditional 
ecclesiological sources. 

CD 456 God images in Hispanic Religiosity 

This course explores the meaning behind God images in Meso-American religion and Mexican 
popular religiosity in dialogue with Western classical and feminist theologies. 

D 509 The Parish and Ministry in Post-industrial Urban Society 

This seminar studies how the possibilities and constraints of urbanization shape the social structure 
of the parish and modify traditional conceptions and practice of ministry. 

D 510 Using the Roman Catechism: Issues In Faith and Theoiogy 

To use the new Roman Catechism effectively a clear understanding of its faith concern and 
theological framework is necessary. This seminar explores these issues of faith and theology. 

DB515 The Bible: A Problem for Christianity? 

An examination of the problems posed for Christianity, and in particular Christian theology, by 
modern historical-critical study of the Bible and modern science. 

D 516 North American Theoiogy: A Multicultural Reading 

A seminar which investigates the multicultural roots and present shape of North American theology. 

DH 517 Structures of Reform: Gregory Vil, Lateran, Trent and Vatican II 

This seminar will attempt to discern paradigms for ecclesial reform in sixteenth and seventeenth 
century Roman Catholic theological movements and schools of spirituality to show how these 
structures of reform illuminate contemporary issues in Roman Catholicism. 

D 521 The Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx 

A seminar on the main lines in the thought of Edward Schillebeeckx, emphasizing his understanding 
of the relation of God and the world and questions of hermeneutics. 

D 524 Roman Catholic Theology In the Age of Revolution: 1775-1918 

This seminar studies the conflicts within Roman Catholic thought in the context of the intellectual, 
cultural and political upheavals of nineteenth century Europe. 

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D545 Special Questions in Ecclesiology 

This seminar examines pertinent contemporary issues facing the church today. Some of these are 
inculturation, communion, the nature and mission of the church, the role of women and the hierarchy. 

CD 561 La teologfa latinoamericana de la liberacidn 

Usando obras representativas de la teologfa de la liberacion, se investigan su metodologia y 
perspectiva en comparacion con la tradicion clasica occidental. 

CD 552 Latin American Liberation Theology 

Through readings of representative Latin American liberation theologians, this course explores the 
method of liberation theology and its perspective in contrast to the North Atlantic theological tradition. 

CD 553 U.S. Latino Theologies 

This seminar surveys the theologies being developed by U.S. Latino theologians and present in Latino 
fiction. Special attention is paid to theological starting points, methodology and pastoral implications. 

D 556 Christology of St. Bonaventure 

A study of the relation between spirituality, systematic christology and cosmic christology in the 
writings of St. Bonaventure. Students read primary sources in Bonaventure's writings and 
secondary literature about Bonaventure. Prerequisite: D 440 or equivalent. 

D 572 Power, Authority, and Ministry 

This seminar will study the nature and exercise of power and authority as it applies to ministry in the 
Christian community. . . 

DC 576 Black Theology in Dialogue 

This seminar critically examines the historical roots, meaning, methods, content and development 
of Black Theology in the United States and its dialogue with African, Latin American and feminist 
liberation theologies. Implications for the church's mission and ministry are addressed. 

BD 580 Feminist Henveneutics in Bible and Theology 

A seminar that investigates biblical texts and doctrinal themes from a feminist perspective. 

D 584 Readings in Asian Christian Theology 

This seminar focuses on selected topics in Christian theology of Asia. 

D 597 Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 

DC 605 Constructing Local Theologies 

A seminar exploring various factors influencing the development of theology in different cultural 
contexts. 

DC 610 Theological Anthropology in Cross-Cultural Perspective 

A seminar exploring the challenges raised to classical themes in theological anthropology by the 
variety of cultures in the world church. 



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Ethical studies 

E 370 Introduction to Christian Ethics 

This course is an introductory study of the basic themes of Christian ethics. Particular attention will 
be paid to the Roman Catholic moral tradition, including such topics as the virtues, the natural law, 
moral decision-making and narrative. 

E 375 Introduction to Social Ethics 

An exploration of the basic texts that illuminate how the Christian community has understood and 
shaped its response to the social concerns of its time. Emphasis is given to foundational texts of the 
Roman Catholic tradition. 

EC 402 Natural Law and Christian Ethics 

A study of the relevance of some Western and non-Western Natural Law traditions in view of 
arriving at a vision of a universal common good that can generate a Christian ethical discourse 
capable of intercultural and interreligious communication. 

EC 406 Ethical Significance of Christian Humanism 

A critical study of the debate about the existence and nature of Christian humanism and its 
relevance for the ethos and mission of the church. 

EC 410 Proclaiming Shalom in a Violent World 

How does the church understand and actualize its mediatory role between God's offer of peace in 
Christ and the search for peace on the part of the human community? The question is approached 
histohcally and systemically. 

EC 422 Global Economic Justice and the Church 

We dare not provide an ethic of economic life that is not in strict relation to an ethic of political life 
and an ethic of communication. A Christian ethic must test its claims to normativity by the difference 
it makes for these interrelationships. 

EC 425 World Poverty, Development and Life's Liberation 

Investigates and assesses the world's division into hch and poor countries. Studies poverty, 
development and liberation in the light of Scripture and Catholic social teaching using today's kairos 
for Christian communities as focus. 

E 432 Ethical implications of Holocaust/Genocide 

Examines the annihilation of the Jews as well as the slaughter of the incapacitated, the Gypsies, the 
Poles, gay persons and others during World War II and considers the churches' ethical responses 
during that period; also treats the broader issues of genocide. 

E450 Care for the Earth: Ethics and the Environment 

An examination of the ecological crisis' challenges to traditional approaches to Christian ethics and 
to our understanding of humanity and its place in the world. Extent of the crisis and possible 
responses are considered. 

E456 The Ethics of Thomas Aquinas 

This course is a study in the moral theology of Aquinas. Particular attention is given to his treatment 
of happiness, charity, the passions, the virtues and the gifts of the Spirit. 



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E 460 Friendship and Fidelity 

This course examines how friendship with God and others is integral to the Christian moral life. 
Special attention is given to fidelity as a crucial virtue in a relational understanding of ethics. 

E481 Sexual Ethics for the Christian 

A study of sexuality and sexual behavior, especially in unmarried Christians. It investigates the 
moral tradition, the elements which form a contemporary Christian vision of sexuality and how these 
relate to sexual conduct. 

E482 Medical Ethics 

A study of the relation of general ethical principles and methods to the concerns of the medical 
profession. Among topics treated are experimentation with human subjects, organ transplantation, 
genetic engineering, in vitro fertilization, access to health care and the interrelationships between 
the rights of patients, doctors and society. 

E 486 Mam'age as Sacramental Life ?" \ 

This course examines the development of the theology of marriage in the Roman Catholic tradition. 
Special attention is given to the sacramental character of marriage, dimensions of married life and 
the importance of fidelity. 

E 500 The Making of Moral Theology 

This course is an overview of the development of Catholic moral theology from the patristic period to 
the present. Special attention is given to the directions and concerns of Catholic morality since the 
Second Vatican Council. 

E 534 Love and Justice 

Various ethical systems have developed around the central theme of love or justice or their 
interaction. Differences in the understanding of these notions constitute different approaches to 
morality. This seminar analyzes, compares and critically assesses the ways in which these notions 
function in Christian ethics and theology. 

EC 545 Seminar on Politics and Christian Conscience 

An exploration of the relation of Christian life to political life. The origin, place and role of conscience 
in both are investigated. Conscience is related to the historical realities of community and traditions 
and to the unity of theory and practice proper to political conscience. 

E546 Religion and the Shaping of Public Ethical Values 

A seminar studying the public role of religion in shaping values in a global society. Church-State 
relations and human rights are among topics considered. 

E 551 Spirituality/Liturgy and the Quest for Justice 

An examination of various models for linking spirituality/liturgy and the church's social justice 
mission. Included are reinterpretations of the Ignatian Exercises, Thomas Merton, and feminist, 
liberationist and ecologically-centered spiritualities. 

EC 570 Revolution and Liberation: Ethical Perspectives 

An examination of various interpretations of revolution and liberation in classical Western political 
philosophy, Third World thought and present-day theological and ethical literature. Special attention 
is given to Latin American liberation theology. 



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E 574 The Moral Life in Literature 

This course examines dimensions, themes and issues in the moral life through works of literature. 
Special attention is given to development of character and its crucial virtues. 

EC 588 Seminar on Chirist, Community and Ctiristian Etiiics 

This course is designed to study the implications of christology for the life of the Christian 
community as an ethical community in an increasingly secular, scientific, culturally and religiously 
pluralistic world. 

E 590 Sustaining Life: Ethical Chaiienges 

An examination of the major global issues of our time, including food, energy, environmental 
preservation and homelessness. Ethical frameworks for responding to these issues are developed 
out of both ecclesiastical and secular materials. 

E 597 Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 

Department of Spirituality and Pastoral Care (SPC) ' 

Herbert Anderson, Mary Frohlich, H.M. (chair). Adjunct: Helen Cahill, O.P., Steven Chase, 
Paul Lachance, O.F.M. 

Spirituality Studies 

S400 Global Spirituality 

The mature forms of spirituality in all religions have common practical, experiential and mystical 
elements. This course explores these, and seeks to formulate what this emerging movement means 
for the future of religions. 

S 402 Introduction to the Christian Spiritual Ufe 

Surveys traditional and contemporary practices of prayer, community, service, discernment and 
spiritual guidance, with the aim of assisting development of an integrated vision of the Christian 
spiritual life. 

S 410 Introduction to Spiritual Companionship 

This introduction examines the history of spiritual direction, different models of direction, qualities of 
the director and aims of the experience. There is some role playing and group discussion. 

S414 Theology and Practice of Prayer 

A survey of traditional and contemporary Christian prayer styles, the development of the life of 
prayer and the role of prayer in individual and ecclesial life. 

S417 Theology of Religious Life 

This course surveys the best of contemporary reflection on religious life by drawing on the insight 
and expertise of the many our faculty who are national leaders in this field. 



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CS 418 Native American Spirituality 

Mitakuye oyas'in means "all my relatives" or "I am related to all that Is." Guided by Lakota 
elders we discover the meaning of this Lakota prayer and its relationship to ecology, justice, 
and global spirituality. A week-long field trip to the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations in 
South Dakota is offered. 

S 428 Spirituality and Social Justice 

An exploration of the implications of the sociology of religion and liberation theologies for the spiritual 
life of the minister. Students articulate their vision of how social justice fits into their spirituality. 

S 430 Religious Experience and ttie Life Cycle 

Using Erikson's eight stages of the life cycle as a framework, this course explores aspects of 
psychological development undergirding the experience of religion. Aspects covered include faith, 
symbolism, ritual, conscience, commitment, humility and mysticism. 

S 450 Spiritual Classics ofttie Eariy Church 

Study of selections from the most influential spiritual writings of the second to sixth centuries: 
Ignatius of Antioch, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Athanasius, Desert Fathers and Mothers, Benedict, 
Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius and others. 

CS459 Origins of Hispanic Popular Religiosity 

An examination of Hispanic popular religiosity, a frequently misunderstood phenomenon. The 
course studies the Latin American roots and other influences that have shaped Hispanic religiosity 
in the United States. 

S471 Contemporary Trends in Spirituality 

An exploration of significant persons and movements influencing the discussion of spirituality in 
the contemporary church. The course includes discussion of masculine and feminine spirituality, 
cosmology, ecology, the role of the body, New Age spirituality, liberation movements and the 
relationship between spirituality and institutional religion. 

SB 480 Biblical Foundations of Spirituality 

The religions of Israel and early Christianity are investigated not only in their historical and biblical 
setting but also in their impact on Christian life and ministry. (May substitute for B 300 for students 
with biblical or ministehal background.) 

S 505 Foundations for the Study of Spirituality 

This course defines spirituality as a field of study, explores the relationship between spiritual praxis 
and research in spirituality, surveys research methods; evaluates the notion of a "spiritual classic" 
and examines issues in the historical study of spirituality. 

S 506 Issues in Spiritual Formation 

An overview of models and issues involved in formation processes, whether they take place in the 
parish, in religious communities or in freestanding programs. 

S 510 Discernment: Classical Traditions, Contemporary Dilemmas 

This course initiates a dialogue between the study of major historical texts on Christian discernment 
and the exploration of concrete cases and issues that ministers encounter in today's world. 



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CS519 Toward a Spirituality for Missionaries 

A search for an appropriate, practicable and holistic spirituality through participants' reflection on 
mission realities such as marginalization, poverty, embodiment, violence and burnout. 

S 526 Roots of Medieval Mysticism (Seventti-Twelftti Centuries) 

After reviewing earlier traditions, this course examines classic spiritual writings of the seventh to the 
twelfth centuries. Included are selections from Eriugena, the Cistercians, Victorines, Carthusians, 
Hildegard of Bingen and Joachim of Fiore. 

S 527 Medieval Women Mystics (Twelfth-Fifteenth Centuries) 

This course explores women's contributions to the history, literature, and theology of Christian 
mysticism from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. Readings will include works by Hildegard of 
Bingen, Hadewijch, Clare of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich, and others. 

S529 History of Spirituality: Trent to Vatican II 

An overview of significant persons and movements in the history of spirituality from the sixteenth to 
the twentieth centuries. 

S532 Thomas Merton 

An in-depth examination of the works of Thomas Merton (1915-1968) perhaps the most influential 
modern American spiritual writer. 

S 538 Advanced Seminar in Spiritual Direction 

A seminar for those with experience doing spiritual direction. The course involves reading and 
reflection of major theoretical perspectives on spiritual direction in the light of participants' ministry 
experience. 

S540 Group Spiritual Process 

Participants practice and study a group reflective process for spiritual formation. 

S 542 Spiritual Formation and the Life of Study 

A seminar investigating the relationship between spiritual and academic formation. It explores the 
spiritual disciplines of academic work and the relationship between that work and the work of 
ministry and how the vocation to a life of study enlivens both contemplative and active dimensions 
of our Christian calling. 

S597 Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 

S610 Theories of Psychospiritual Development 

From a theological basis, students engage in an examination and critique of several of the leading 
models of psycho/spiritual development (including neo-Freudian, Jungian, structural-developmental 
and transpersonal). 

S612 Spirituality: Socio-economic Dimensions 

An exploration of the contribution of the sociology of religion and liberation theologies to the 
understanding of spiritual transformation. 



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S 620 Perspectives on Spiritual Transformation 

Explores critical contemporary issues in the theological understanding of spiritual transformation 
with a particular focus on the appropriate use of psychological interpretations. 

SB 629 Jewish Mysticism, Messianism and Spirituality 

The mystical substratum of Jewish experience examined by a study of its development from the 
third pre-Christian century to the modern era, including Qumran, messianic movements and 
Hasidism. The landmark work of Gershom Scholem is carefully examined. 

WS 630 Liturgical Foundations of Spirituality 

Readings and seminar presentations on the structure, prayer forms, rhythms and theology of liturgy 
to uncover the liturgical foundations and dimensions of Christian spirituality. Open to M.A. and 
advanced M.Div. students with instructor's permission. 

Pastoral Care Studies 

MP 360 Introduction to Pastoral Care 

Focuses on 1) the many contexts of care; 2) phnciples and dynamics of pastoral care; 3) skills in 
empathic listening and responding to various human situations. Time is required outside the class in 
practice sessions with peers and instructor. 

MP 427 Ministry with the Dying and Grieving 

An examination of 1) finitude as a human problem, 2) attachment as a human necessity and 3) grief 
as the inevitable response to a variety of loss experiences throughout life, in order to enhance our 
ministering with the dying and the grieving. 

MP 441 Pastoral Care of Families 

This course utilizes the family life cycle as a framework for exploring the family systems perspective 
and its contribution to pastoral care in a parish. Students examines their own families of origin as a 
resource for learning to think in terms of systems. 

MFC 525 Empathy in a Cross-Cultural Context 

This seminar explores theoretical and practical difficulties and possibilities of empathy as a way of 
communicating understanding across cultures. Role play and case studies are used to enhance the 
participant's empathic capacity across cultures. 

MP 531 Modem Maladies of the Soul 

This seminar examines modern maladies of the soul and proposes alternatives from the Christian 
tradition: from anxiety to courage, from loneliness to friendship, from cynicism to faithfulness and 
from despair to hope. 

CMP 541 Mam'age and Family in a Cross-Cultural Context 

Marriage and family are building blocks of the Christian community. Still, across cultures there are 
diverse forms and patterns. Pastoral care and anthropology combine, hoping to uncover new 
insights and applications for pastors and missionaries. 

M597 Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. ,, , 



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WMP643 Worship and Pastoral Care 

A seminar on the interplay between worship and pastoral care, marking individual and family life 
cycles and other situations needing ritualization. Open to M.A. and advanced M.Div. students with 
instructors' permission. 

Word and Worship Department (W/W) 

Edward Foley, Capuchin, Richard Fragomeni, Mark Francis, C.S.V., Kathleen Hughes, R.S.C.J. (chair), 
Jeanette Lucinio, S.P., Gilbert Ostdiek, O.F.M. Adjunct: Philip Horrigan, Arturo Perez, Richard Walsh, 
Therese Sullivan, S.P. 

W 350 Introduction to Liturgy 

Basic issues and elements of Christian liturgy with special attention given to the liturgical 
documents of the Roman Catholic Church. Required lab sessions on dates announced at the 
beginning of the quarter. 

W 355 Sacraments: Theology and Celebration 

A basic course in sacraments to explore the human religious experience of the faith community and 
its expressions in sacramental celebration. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults serves as a 
basis for examining new sacramental models. 

MW421 Church and Stmcture 

An introductory course treating the nature, role and history of canon law; church structures; Eastern 
rites; ministries and holy orders; clerical discipline; the teaching office; nonsacramental acts of 
worship; sacred places and times; general norms. 

MW422 Legal Aspects of the Sacraments 

A survey and practical application of the canon law regulating baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, 
penance, anointing of the sick and marriage. 

W 450 Theology of the Eucharist 

A study of the origins and development of eucharistic liturgy and theology, with particular emphasis 
on the Eucharistic Prayer. Theological reflection on the development of Eucharist serves as 
preparation for discussion of contemporary issues in eucharistic theology and practice. 

MW450 Introduction to Liturgical Preaching 

This practicum examines the homily as a liturgical action within the Christian assembly. Participants 
consider liturgical, pastoral, cultural and practical dynamics of preaching and effective 
communication skills. 

CW451 Eucharist in Cross-Cultural Context 

Anthropological-liturgical study of Eucharist to uncover possible universals for relating Western 
eucharistic tradition to symbolism and life-experience of other cultures and to sketch issues and 
principles for shaping Eucharist cross-culturally. 

MW451 Preaching Sacraments and Funerals 

Lay and ordained ministers face multiple occasions for homilies; e.g., celebration of sacraments, 
wakes and funerals. MW451 develops skills in preparing and delivering such homilies. 
Prerequisite: MW 450 or equivalent. 



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MW452 Preaching Retreats and Parish Missions/Renewals 

Pastoral and theological skills for leaders of retreats and parish missions/renewals include designing 
and programming such gatherings as well as writing and preaching retreat and renewal 
conferences. Prerequisite: MW450 or equivalent. . .'i 

1^455 Becoming a Cathoiic Christian: The RCIA 

Historical, theological and pastoral reflection on the experience and sacraments of Christian 
initiation, with particular focus on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults as the norm for initiatory 
practice. 

MW 457 Preaching in a Multiculturai Context: Asian 

This advanced practicum addresses the issue of lectionary preaching in a multicultural setting. In a 
systematic and practical manner, students prepare and deliver homilies for assemblies of a mixed 
ethnic or cultural heritage. - 

MW458 Preaching the Sunday Lectionary 

This course considers the homily in the Sunday assembly. Participants study the lectionary cycle, 
preach several homilies and survey the entire cycle of readings. Prerequisite: MW 450 or equivalent. 

MW 463: Hoiistic Parish Education 

To help the minister design, plan and work with staff and volunteers in a total parish religious 
education program, this course focuses on adult catechesis, evangelization, sacramental 
preparation, cultural adaptation, education in prayer and social justice. 

MW464: Sacramentai Catechesis 

Addresses the complementarity between liturgy and catechesis in such areas as initiation, 
reconciliation and marriage preparation. Practical strategies for developing programs and teaching 
methods to serve those being catechized provide the focus. 

BW 465 Liturgy of the Synagogue i 

An overview of the worship forms in the contemporary American synagogue with special reference to 
the common thread and variations in the Jewish denominations: Orthodox, Conservative and Reform, 
and to historical backgrounds. (This course is sponsored by the Jewish Chautauqua Society.) 

BW 466 Liturgy of the Synagogue II 

The liturgy of the High Holy Days: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot and their theological 
implications. In addition to examining the core structure, special attention is given to the Piyyutim 
(religious poetry). 

MW474 Lay Leadership of Prayer 

A practicum in the leadership of the community's prayer, including Hours, catechumenate rites, 
wake and grave-side services, penance services, services of Word and Communion and ministry to 
the sick. 

MW 475 Worship Practicum I 

A practicum designed for priesthood candidates to develop competency in leadership of 
sacramental rites, including initiation, weddings, wakes and funerals. There is a special emphasis 
on the Eucharist. Open to students in their final year. Prerequisites: W 350, W 450, W 455. 



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Mysi476 Worship Practicum II 

A practicum designed for priesthood candidates to develop competency in the pastoral care and 
anointing of the sick and in the ministry of reconciliation. Prerequisites: W 350, W 450, W455. 

CW 51 1 Religious Experience of Initiation 

Through a study of Christian initiation and Melanesian traditional initiation, both as religious-cultural 
phenomena, this seminar focuses on the theological, cultural, and pastoral issues in the holistic 
process of contextualizing initiation. 

W551 Liturgical Theology 

This seminar is designed to examine the liturgical event as an expression and source of Christian theology. 

MW 552 Liturgical Catechesis 

Drawing on the nature of liturgical celebration and principles of adult education, this seminar 
explores the nature and role of liturgical catechesis and examines several models for an 
experientially-based catechesis oriented to adult worshipers. ' \ 

W561 Of l\^agic and Miracles: Medieval Worship 

The Middle Ages helped determine the shape of Christian worship. This seminar provides an 
historical introduction to the period and explore some of its key liturgical practices such as 
benediction, pilgrimages, profession rites and the veneration of relics. 

W563 Shaping Places for Worship 

Using a range of media and methods, this seminar examines liturgical, spatial, artistic and human 
issues involved in shaping places for worship. 

W564 Seminar in Liturgical History 

A seminar that traces the history of the liturgy through watershed events, key persons and important 
movements. Students participate though research and presentations. 

WC 565 Liturgical Inculturation 

A seminar that explores the inculturation of the church's worship from its cultural roots in Judaism to 
the period after Vatican II, with discussion of methodology and contemporary theology. 

BW574 Feminist Henneneutics and Worship 

Exploration through reading, discussion and ritual of how women's changing experience is 
transforming their faith and faith expressions. 

MW579 Ritual and Music 

This seminar first charts the role and practice of music in Christian worship from its origins to the 
present day, especially noting the shift from sacred to liturgical music in the twentieth century. This 
prepares students for a discussion of principles governing musical usage in contemporary worship. 

W597 Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 

W 615 A Theology of Word and Sacrament 

The purpose of this seminar is to explore the unity and interaction of word and sacrament in 
liturgical celebration. It joins together historical interpretation with theological reflection and pastoral 
considerations. 

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VV 630 Ritual Studies Seminar 

A seminar exploring the ritual dimensions of liturgical celebration; student presentations based on 
field observation and readings in ritual theory from various social sciences. Open to M.A. and 
advanced M.Div. students with instructor's permission. 

WS 630 Liturgical Foundations of Spirituality 

Readings and seminar presentations on the structure, prayer forms, rhythms and theology of liturgy 
to uncover the liturgical foundations and dimensions of Christian spirituality. Open to M.A. and 
advanced M.Div. students with instructor's permission. 

WMP 643 Worship and Pastoral Care 

A seminar on the interplay between worship and pastoral care, marking individual and family life 
cycles and other situations needing ritualization. Open to M.A. and advanced M.Div. students with 
the instructors' permission. 

W652 Language of Prayer 

Exploration of the structure, style and content of various genres of prayer with particular attention 
to the composition and critique of liturgical texts. Research and presentation of selected topics 
also required. 

Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies 

/ 515 M.A.P.S. Colloquium 

An adult learning seminar designed to facilitate the integration of ministry experience with the study 
of theology for the M.A.P.S. candidate. 

1 516 M.AP.S. Colloquium II 

Each student presents a case study and employs the group's expertise in critique, evaluation and 
planning for ministry action. The theological and pastoral disciplines are reviewed and applied in 
the colloquium. 

1530 Theology and Ministry in a Time of AIDS 

An interdisciplinary course that examines the issues and challenges AIDS presents to our 
understanding of theology and ministry. Special attention is given to the issues AIDS raises for 
ethics and worship. 

1 600, 601, 602 Leadership Practlcum (1 credit each quarter) 

An experience that focuses on reflection on the various dimensions of pastoral leadership. Its goal is 
the critical examination and realization of theories and strategies of such leadership. 

1605 Corel 

The entry seminar for all beginning students in the Joint D.Min. Program. It begins the process of 
analyzing the student's present theology and practice of ministry. 

1610 Core II 

The seminar continues the collaborative learning model begun in Core I. It begins the process of 
developing a method for ministry. To this end, students are introduced to various theoretical 
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1615 D.Min. Core Colloquium III 

Building upon the work of the previous core colloquia, this seminar continues the focus on methods 
for ministry. The goal of this seminar is a defensible thesis-project outline and proposal. 

Field Education 

M 380-385-390: Ministry Practlcum I 

Year-long supervised ministry to individuals at an approved site; weekly group theological reflection; 
concomitant workshops. Core requirement for first year M.Div. students in Track II; may be required 
for Track I students early in their program. Approval of M.Div. Director required. 

M 479: M.AP.S. Ministry Practlcum 

One quarter of supervised ministry at an approved site. Depending upon the student's need for 
acquiring new skills, ministenal focus may be with individuals or with groups. Students integrate this 
ministerial experience through participation in the theological reflection group of the M.A.P.S. 
Colloquium II, I 516. '■ 

M 480 - 491: Ministry Practlcum II 

Year-long supervised ministry to groups done in an area of concentration at an approved site 
(see areas below); writing of case history under a CTU consultant; concomitant courses, workshops. 
M.Div. Track II requirement, after second year; may be required of Track I students in their second 
year. Approval of consultant and M.Div. Director required. 

M 480-481-482: Ministry Practlcum II: Religious Education 

M 483-484-485: Ministry Practlcum II: Spirituality 

M 486-487-488: Ministry Practlcum II: Worship 

M 489-490-491 Ministry Practlcum II: Social Justice and Community Building 

M 497 Pastoral Intemship 

Full-time supervised ministry experience at an approved site for two consecutive quarters, to 
introduce students to important aspects of full-time ministry; normally taken at the end of the M.Div. 
program. By arrangement with the M.Div. Director. Six credits. 

M498 Overseas Training Program 

A supervised missionary, cross-cultural ministerial experience that includes language and culture 
studies. Nine credits. See the M.Div. Director for more information. 



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Student Life 




A critical save in a volleyball game played 
at the lakefront recreational area. 



Catholic Theological Union's academic 
programs lie at the heart of its mission, yet 
there is more to the life of CTU than 
classes. The school provides opportunities 
for a variety of extracurricular activities that 
play an important role in ministerial and 
personal formation. The Director of 
Ministerial Formation works with the 
Formation Council, the Directors of the 
Emmaus program, the Augustus Tolton 
Pastoral Ministry program, the Oscar 
Romero Scholars program and the Student 
Representative Council in building 
the CTU community. 



Student Services 

The clearinghouse for information regarding student life at CTU is the Student Services 
Desk which provides infonnation on resources for spiritual direction and counseling, 
scholarship programs and student loans, ministry placement, health insurance, 
immigration forms, medical services and recreational opportunities. It serves as the 
liaison with the University of Chicago Health Services and athletic facilities and 
coordinates housing for independent students. More information about the Student 
Services Desk is available in the Catholic Theological Union Student Handbook. 
Copies are available from the Admissions Office. 

Worship 

The Joan of Arc Chapel on the sixth floor of the 5401 building at CTU is available to 
students for private and group prayer throughout the day. Students are also welcome at 
the liturgies of the participating religious communities. Catholic Theological Union 
sponsors all-school liturgies regularly throughout the year. These celebrations are 
important moments in the life of CTU as a community of faith. Groups of independent 
students also meet regularly for prayer and the Eucharist. 

Emmaus Program for Continuing Lay Formation 

The Emmaus Program is the formation requirement for all independent lay students 
enrolled in the M.Div. and M.A.P.S. programs who are neither Tolton nor Romero 
Scholars. Independent students are those who do not belong to a religious community. 

The purpose of the Emmaus program is to assist students in the formation of a ministerial 
identity which integrates personal and spiritual life with ministerial and academic 
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The Emmaus program includes participation in at least two of the three quarterly retreats 
each year, spiritual direction with a qualified spiritual director, participation in the 
theological reflection groups which meet three times each quarter, and two annual 
covenant meetings with the Director which outline and evaluate each student's personal 
goals for the year. 

In addition to the required components the program offers various workshops, Brown 
Bag lunches and other opportunities designed to support and fulfill the needs and 
interests of the independent student body at CTU. For commuter students and for those 
who work while attending CTU, this program offers valuable support and assists in 
connecting the part-time student to the wider CTU community. 

The Emmaus program is open to all students. Graduates are also invited to return for 
on-going formation through any of the Emmaus offerings in order to minister more 
effectively to and with the people of God. - . 

Formation Council 

The formation directors from the participating communities of CTU and the Director of 
Ministerial Formation make up the Formation Council. The council provides formation 
directors an opportunity to share experiences and insights regarding the spiritual 
dimension of priestly and religious formation. The council may make recommendations 
to the administration regarding policies that affect the religious well-being of the student 
body in general and of the students from participating communities in particular. 
Members of the Formation Council are integrated into the academic and ministerial 
programs of CTU through their presence at the Faculty Assembly, their service on 
faculty and other committees, and in some cases, by serving on the faculty. 

Housing and Food Service 

Catholic Theological Union offers housing for independent students in buildings at 5326 
and 5420 S. Cornell Ave. Students wishing to lease either an efficiency or one-bedroom 
unit should contact the Student Services Desk no later than 30 days prior to the beginning 
of the quarter. Since space is limited, students should request a housing allotment as soon 
as possible after admission. If CTU housing is unavailable, students will be assisted in 
finding other suitable and affordable housing in the area. For rental rates, availability of 
apartments and housing policies and regulations, contact the Student Services Desk. 
Catholic Theological Union has a cafeteria that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

University of Ciiicago Services 

Students at Catholic Theological Union can take advantage of the following services 
offered by the University of Chicago: University Health Services, Student Health 
Insurance, access to the University's Regenstein Library and to the its athletic facilities. 
The Student Services Desk has details. 



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warm breezes, 

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Recreational Facilities 

Both Hyde Park and the city as a whole offer a wide range of recreational opportunities. 
Students at CTU may use the athletic facilities of the University of Chicago on payment of 
an annual fee. Other public and private facilities in the neighborhood offer opportunities for 
walking, jogging, cycling, golf, racquetball, swimming, tennis and fitness exercise. A short 
walk from the CTU campus is the magnificent lakefront park that the city maintains along 
Lake Michigan. - - : 

Student Representative Council 

The Student Representative Council is the vehicle for student opinion and action at CTU. 
Through its representatives on the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees 
and on faculty and other committees of the school, the Student Representative Council 
insures student input on important matters affecting CTU. It also organizes social and 
recreational activities, cultural sharing events, prayer and worship opportunities, and 
educational forums. The members of the Student Representative Council are chosen from 
the student body through a process of discernment. 

Alumni/ae Relations 

Graduates of all degree and certificate programs of CTU are eligible for membership 
in the CTU Alumni Association. Membership dues are payable each spring and 
cover the following calendar year. Membership benefits include a subscription to 
New Theology Review, library privileges. Logos, CTU's quarterly newsletter, and a 
25 percent discount on tuition for the Summer Institute. For more information contact 
the Institutional Advancement Office. 



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Financial Aid 

Catholic Theological Union is committed to providing need-based financial aid to make 
full-time theological and ministerial education possible. The resources for this financial 
aid come from several scholarship funds. Normally assistance is only available to full- 
time students in degree programs and takes the form of tuition remission grants. 

Financial aid is awarded in quarterly increments for a period of one year or less. 
Awards are renewable based on applications submitted by March 15. New students may 
make an application for financial aid with their application for admission. The deadline 
for students matriculating in the fall quarter is May 1 . 

While CTU seeks to help students to meet the expenses associated with full-time 
graduate ministerial studies, the ultimate responsibility for these expenses rests with the 
student. Other possible sources of support are contributions from agencies, dioceses and 
parishes, student loans and part-time employment. Students engaged in ministry who 
receive tuition grants from their agency, diocese or parish may also qualify for a CTU 
matching grant in the form of tuition remission. The Finance Officer has information 
regarding Stafford Loans. There are opportunities for student employment at CTU. 

Note: Students with existing student loans who are withdrawing from their academic 
programs are to notify the Admissions Office by letter. 

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Scholarships 
There are several special scholarships for which qualified students are encouraged to apply: 

The Bemardin Scholarships 

The Bemardin Scholarships are available to students who in their studies focus on the 
Cardinal's legacy and theology in the light of the Second Vatican Council. Areas of 
concentration include: promotion of the vision of the Church, the Consistent Ethic of 
Life, the search for Common Ground, the strengthening of the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue 
and exploration of healthcare issues and pastoral care. 

The International Women's Scholarship Fund 

The International Women's Scholarship Fund offers one-year scholarships covering 
tuition, books and housing. This fund benefits women from outside the United States 
who are seeking credentials for Roman Catholic ministries in their countries. 

The Augustus Tolton Scholarship Fund 

The Augustus Tolton Scholarship Fund supports lay African-American students 
preparing for ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago. 



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The first Bernardin 
Scholars stand with 

board members 
/Wrs. IVIaggie Daley, 

(third from left), 
Mrs. Elaine Addison, 
the Cardinal's sister 
(fifth from left) and the 
Cardinal's great friend 
Monsignor Kenneth Velo, 
(second from right). 




The Oscar Romero Scholarship Fund 

The Oscar Romero Scholarship Fund supports lay Hispanic/Latin American students 
preparing for ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago. 

Note: Other scholarships, administered through the general scholarship fund, include: 

Mother Mary Catherine McAuley Scholarship Fund 

The Mother Mary Catherine McAuley Scholarship Fund benefits women students 
studying for ministry 

The Can-oil Stuhlmueller Scholarship Fund 

Carroll Stuhlmueller Scholarship Fund supports biblical spirituality students, 
(international women students receive first consideration) 

The Dennis Geaney Scholarship Fund 

The Dennis Geaney Scholarship Fund supports lay students of ministry. 

Payment Policy 

Tuition, fees and other student expenses are subject to annual review and are subject to 
change. Current rates are found in an insert to this catalog. 

Payment of tuition and fees is due within the first 30 days of each quarter. Housing is 
billed monthly. Late payment is subject to a one percent per month penalty on the 
unpaid balance. Students may request special payment plans by contacting the 



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Comptroller at the beginning of the quarter. Students with unpaid balances in one 
quarter may register for the following quarter on a conditional basis. Unpaid balances 
cannot be carried past the following quarter or into the next academic year. Catholic 
Theological Union reserves the right to withhold registration, library privileges, transfer 
of credits, diplomas, and transcripts until all charges and penalties have been paid in full. 

Students who are in financial arrears may not complete registration without consulting 
with the business office. 

Refund Policy 

When withdrawing from courses, students are to follow procedures set out by the 
Registrar. Refunds are available according to the following schedule: 

Through the first week of the quarter full refund 

Through the second week of the quarter 75% refund 

Though the third week of the quarter 60% refund 

Through the fourth week of the quarter 40% refund 

Through the fifth week of the quarter 15% refund 

After the fifth week of the quarter refund are not granted. 

Continuation Fee 

Students who complete all course work for their degrees must register every quarter 
until they complete all other requirements for graduation. They pay a nominal 
continuation fee connected with this registration. The continuing students who make 
regular use of the library and faculty advisement are charged a slightly higher fee. 



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THE ADMINSTRATION 

Office of the President 

Donald Senior, C. P., President ' 

Shirley Brin, Executive Assistant to the President 

Office of tfie Vice-President and Academic Dean 

Gary Riebe-Estrella, S.V.D., Vice-President and Academic Dean 
Virginia Thuftedal, Administrative Assistant to the Dean 
Stephanie Mary Pilachowski, S.S.N.D., Registrar .^ 

Kenneth O'Malley, C.P., Director of the Bechtold Library 
Milt Kobus, Director of Recruitment and Admissions 

Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance 

Bemice Frederick, Vice President 
Joyce O'Connor, Comptroller 

Office of Administrative Services 

Michael S. Ryan, Director 

Dan Ryan, Director of Maintenance 

Linda Mosley, Administrative Assistant 

Office of institutionai Advancement 

Emily R. John, Director of Institutional Advancement 

Pattie Wigand Sporrong, Director of Marketing and Communications 

John McAdams, Development Associate 

Carmen Soto, Administrative Assistant 

Office of Ministeriai Fonriation 

Eleanor Holland, LB.V.M., Director 

Mark Francis, C.S.V., Director of the Oscar Romero Scholars Program 

Judy Logue, Director of the Emmaus Program 

Vanessa White, Director of the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program 



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COMMUNITIES PARTICIPATING IN THE UNION 



AUGUSTINIANS ~ - 

■ Our Mother of Good Counsel Province Franciscan Capuchins 



Claretians 

■ Eastern Province 

Clerics of St. Viator 

■ Chicago Province 

CoMBONi Missionaries of the Heart 
OF Jesus 

■ North American Province 



■ St. Joseph Province 

Franciscan Conventuals 
St. Bonaventure Province 

■ Maryknoll Missioners 

Missionary Oblates of Mary 
Immaculate 

■ United States Province 



Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Missionaries of St. Charles 



■ St. Ann Province 

Congregation of the Holy Ghost 
(Spiritans) 

■ Eastern Province 
Western Province 

Congregation of the Mission 

(Vincentians) 

Midwest Province 

Congregation of the Oratory 
Rock Hill, South Carolina 

The Crosiers 

■ U.S.A. Province 

DiscALCED Carmelite Friars 

Province of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 

Franciscans 

■ Assumption Province 

■ Sacred Heart Province 

■ St. John the Baptist Province 



(Scalabrinians) 

■ Province of St. John the Baptist 

Missionaries of the Precious Blood 
Cincinnati Province 

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart 

■ U.S.A. Province 

NORBERTINES 

■ St. Norbert Abbey 

Passionists 

■ Holy Cross Province 

■ St. Paul of the Cross Province 

Priests of the Sacred Heart 
U.S. Province 

Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers 

■ Denver Province 

St. Nicholas Diocese of the Ukrainian 
Catholic Church (Chicago) 



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Servites 

■ Eastern Province 



Society of the Precious Blood 
■ Kansas City Province 



Society of the Divine Word 
■ Chicago Province 



Xaverian Missionaries 
■ U.S.A. Province 



Society of St. Columban 
■ American Region 



Corporate Member of Catholic Theological Union 





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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



Appendix 



Rev. Harry Grile, C.S.S.R., Chair 
Director of Formation 
The Redemptorists 
Chicago, lUinois 

Rev. Michael Slattery, O.S.A., Vice Chair 

Chaplain 

Little Company of Mary Hospital 

Evergreen Park, Illinois 

Ms. Marjorie Stephan, Board Secretary 
Portfolio Manager 

American Engineering & Management Corp. 
Chicago, Illinois 

Ms. Carmen Aguinaco ' - 

Senior Editor 

Hispanic Ministry Resource Center 

Claretian Publications 

Chicago, Illinois 

Rev. Thomas Aldworth, O.F.M. 

Pastor 

St. Peter's Church 

Chicago, Illinois 

Rev. Francis Berna, O.F.M. 
Campus Minister 
LaSalle University 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Rev. Paul J. Bernier, S.S.S. 

Superior 

St. Andrew's Church 

New York City, New York 

Mr. Thomas J. Boodell, Jr. 

Attorney 

Rudnick and Wolfe ' - 

Chicago, Illinois 

Rev. James Braband, S.V.D. 

Secretary of Education, Formation and 

Recruitment 

Society of the Divine Word - Chicago Province 

Techny, Illinois 



Rev. E. Michael Camilli, M.S.C. 
Associate Dean of the School of Theology 
Director of Recruitment 
St. Mary's Seminary & University 
Baltimore, Maryland 

Dr. Donna Carroll ., 

President 

Dominican University . ' r- 

River Forest, Illinois 

Rev. David Cinquegrani, C.P. 
Associate Retreat Director 
Holy Family Retreat Center 
W. Hartford, Connecticut 

The Honorable Richard D. Cudahy 
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit 
Chicago, Illinois 

Rev. Michael Doyle, O.S.M. 
Retired Chaplain, U.S. Air Force 
Afton, Missouri 

Mr. Richard DeGraff 

Retired 

Lisle, Illinois 

Rev. Dale Ehrman, O.S.C. 
Director of Vocations 
The Crosiers 
Shoreview, Minnesota 

Mr. Daniel James Foley 
Senior Vice President 
ABN AMRO 
Chicago, Illinois 

Ms. Teresita Marie Gonzales-Lowry 
Promotional Consultant 
Chicago, Illinois 

Rev. Randolph Graczyk, Capuchin 
Linguistics Scholar-in-Residence 
University of Chicago 
Chicago, Illinois 



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Rev. Nicholas Lohkamp, O.F.M. 
Provincial Council 

Franciscans, St. John the Baptist Province 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

Rev. Donald McEachin, C.S.Sp. 
Campus Minister 
Duquesne University 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Mr. John McHugh 

Attorney 

Michael Best and Friedrich 

Chicago, Illinois 

Dr. Richard J. Meister 

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs 

DePaul University 

Chicago, Illinois 

Rev. Mark Mengel, S.S.C. 
Formation Director 
Society of St. Columban 
Chicago, Illinois 

Rev. Eugenio Montesi, S.X. 
Formation Director 
Xaverians 
Chicago, Illinois 

Rev. Robert Moosebrugger, O.M.I. 
Provincial Treasurer 
Oblates, Central U.S. Province 
St. Paul, Minnesota 

Mr. Daniel R. Murray 
Attorney 
Jenner & Block 
Chicago, Illinois 

Mr. Thomas W. Reedy 

President 

Reedy Industries, Inc. 

Mr. William E. Reidy 

President 

William E. Reidy & Associates 

Chicago, Illinois 



Rev. Richard Rinn, C.S.V. 
Vicar Provincial 
The Viatorians 
Arlington Heights, Illinois 

Rev. Robin Ryan, C.P. 

Retreat Director 

Jamaica Long Island, New York 

Sr. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F. 

Professor of the Social Scientific Study 

of Religion 

St. Paul's Seminary of the University 

ofSt.Thomas 

St. Paul, Minnesota 

Rev. Richard Smith, M.M. 
Director of Formation and Education 
Maryknoll, New York 

Mr. Edmund A. Stephan, Jr. 
Vice President/Financial Advisor 
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. 
Riverwoods, Illinois 

Dr. Barry Sullivan 
Dean of the School of Law 
Washington and Lee University 
Lexington, Virginia 

Ms. Mary-Frances Veeck 

Consultant 

Chicago, Illinois 

Rev. Thomas Ventura 

Pastor 

Saints Faith, Hope & Charity 

Winnetka, Illinois 

Rev. Charles Walter, M.C.C.J. 
Blue Island, Illinois 

Rev. Richard Zanotti, C.S. 
Vicar Provincial 
Scalibrinians 
Melrose Park, Illinois 



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ACCREDITATION 

Incorporated in the State of Illinois as an Institution of Higher 
Education, November 27, 1967. 

Approved as a degree-granting institution by the Department of 
Higher Education, State of Illinois, September 1969. 

Accredited by the Association of Theological School in the United 
States and Canada [ATS], January 1972. ATS; 10 Summit Park Drive; 
Pittsburgh, PA 16275-1 103; (412) 788-6505. 

Accredited by the North Central Association of College and 
Secondary Schools [NCA], March 1972. NCA; 30 N. LaSalle St., 
Suite 2400; Chicago, IL 60602-2504. (312) 263-0456. 

Approved for Veterans' Benefits, Title 38, U.S. Code, Chapter 36, 
September 23, 1970. 

Authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students, 
October 28, 1971. 

Qualified as a non-profit, tax exempt institution pursuant to the 
Internal Revenue Code, section 501 © (3). 

Member of the National Catholic Educational Association, the 
Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, the Midwest Association 
of Theological Schools, and the Association of Chicago Theological 
Schools. 



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THE ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS 



Catholic Theological Union 
(Roman Catholic) 
5410 S. Cornell Ave. 
Chicago, Illinois 60615-5698 

Chicago Theological Seminary 
(United Church of Christ) 
5757 S. University Ave. 
Chicago, Illinois 60637-9990 

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 
(United Methodist) 
2121 Sheridan Road 
Evanston, Illinois 60201-3298 

Lutheran School of Theology 
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 
llOOE. 55th Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60615-5199 

McCormick Theological Seminary 
(Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.) 
5555 S. Woodlawn Ave. 
Chicago, Illinois 60637-1692 

Meadville/Lombard Theological School 
(Unitarian Universalist Association) 
5701 S. Woodlawn Ave. 
Chicago, Illinois 60637-1602 



Mundelein Seminary 

(Roman Catholic) 

1000 E. Maple 

Mundelein, Illinois 60060-1174 

North Park Theological Seminary 
(Evangelical Covenant Church) 
3225 W. Foster Ave. 
Chicago, Illinois 60615-4895 

Northern Baptist Theological Seminary 
(American Baptist Churches) 
660 Butterfield Road 
Lombard, Illinois 60148-5698 

Seabury- Western Theological Seminary 
(Episcopal Church) 
2122 Sheridan Road 
Evanston, Illinois 60201-2938 

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 
(Evangelical Free Church) 
2065 Half Day Road 
Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283 



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MAILING ADDRESS 

Catholic Theological Union at Chicago 

5410 South Cornell Avenue 2 

Chicago, IL 60615-5698 - . 

We can respond quickly if correspondence is sent to one of 
the following offices: 

Academic Programs 

M.Div. Director 

M.A. Director 

M.A.P.S. Director - 

D.Min. Director 

Admissions 

Director of Recruitment and Admissions 

Alumni/ae 

Director of Institutional Advancement 

Augustus Tolton Scholarship Program 

Director of the Tolton Program 

The Bemardin Center for Theology and Ministry 

Director of the Bemardin Center 

Business Affairs 

Vice-President for Administration and Finance 

Certificate Programs 

Biblical Spirituality: Director of the Israel Study Programs 
Liturgical Studies: Director of the WW Department 
Pastoral Studies: Director of Continuing Education 
Spiritual Formation: Director of the SPC Department 
Cross-Cultural Mission: Director of the CCM Department 

Continuing Education 

Director of Ministerial Formation 

Director of the Hesburgh Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry 

Faculty Personnel 

Academic Dean 



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Financial Aid 

Student Services Desk 

Gifts and Bequests 

Director of Institutional Advancement 

Hesburgt) Center for Continuing Fonnation in h/linistry 

Director of the Hesburgh Program 

Housing 

Student Services Desk 

Israel Study Programs 

Director of Israel Study Programs 

(Marketing and Communications 

Director of Marketing and Communications 

Oscar Romero Scholars Program 

Director of the Oscar Romero Scholars Program 

Summer Institute 

Director of Ministerial Formation 

Transcripts 

Registrar 



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TELEPHONE DIRECTORY 

The general telephone number for Catholic Theological Union is 

773/324.8000. 

We will be able to serve you better if you call directly to the following 
numbers: 



Admissions 


773/753.5316 " 


Augustus Tolton Program 


773/753.7478 


Bechtold Library , 


773/753.5321 


Bemardin Center 


773/684.1056 


Business Office 


773/753.5304 


Catholic-Jewish Studies 


773/753.5353 or 773/753.5354 


Chicago Ctr. for Global Ministries 


773/363.1342 


Continuing Education 


773/753.7474 


Dean's Office 


773/753.5306 


D. Min. Director 


773/753.5325 


Emmaus Program 


773/753.7475 "- 


Financial Aid 


773/753.5312 


Hesburgh Center 


773/753.5359 


Housing 


773/753.5312 


Institutional Advancement Office 


773/753.5318 


Israel Study Programs 


. 773/753.5355 •. 


M.A. Director 


773/753.5350 


M.A.P.S. Director 


773/753.5317 


M.Div. Director 


773/753.5314 


Marketing & Communications 


773/753.5319 


Ministerial Formation 


773/753.7474 


Oscar Romero Program 


773/753.5334 


President's Office 


773/753.5308 


Registrar 


773/753.5320 


Student Services Desk 


773/753.5312 



You may also FAX inquiries to 773/324.8490. 
The faculty FAX number is 773/324.4360. 

Visit the Catholic Theological Union Web Site at www.ctu.edu 



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DIRECTIONS 

Catholic Theological Union is located on the southeast comer of 54th Street 
and Cornell Avenue in Chicago. One can reach CTU easily from Lake Shore 
Drive, the Dan Ryan Expressway (1-90/94), and the Chicago Skyway (1-90). 

Lake Shore Drive (from the south) 

Exit at 57th Street. Go west to Hyde Park Boulevard. Turn north (right) on 
Hyde Park Boulevard to 54th Street. Turn west (left) on 54th Street to 
Cornell Avenue. 

Lake Shore Drive (from the north) 

Exit at 53rd Street. Go west to Cornell Avenue. Turn south (left) on Cornell 

Avenue to 54th Street. 

Dan Ryan Expressway (1-90/94) 

Exit at Garfield Boulevard. Turn east (right) on Garfield Boulevard. 

In Washington Park, watch for the sign for 55th Street. Turn east (right) on 55th 

and continue to Cornell Avenue. Turn north (left) on Cornell Avenue to 54th Street. 

Chicago Skyway (1-90) 

Exit at Stony Island. Continue north on Stony Island to 56th Street. Turn east (right) 
on 56th to Cornell Ave. Turn north (left) on Cornell Avenue to 54th Street. 



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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 



1999-2000 



2000-2001 



Fall 



September 7 
September 13-15 
September 27 
October 1 
November 15-17 
November 25-28 
December 10 



D.Min. Core Colloquium I Begins 

Final Registration for Fall Quarter 

Classes Begin 

Last Day to Add Courses 

Registration for Winter Quarter 

Thanksgiving Recess 

Fall Quarter Ends 



September 1 1 
September 18-20 
October 2 
October 6 
November 13-15 
November 23-26 
December 15 



Winter 



January 3 
January 7 
February 21-23 
March 17 



Classes Begin 
Last Day to Add Courses 
Registration for Spring Quarter 
Winter Quarter Ends 



January 8 
January 12 
February 26-28 
March 23 



Spring 



March 27 
March 31 
April 21-24 
May 5-17 
June 1 
June 2 



Classes Begin 

Last Day to Add Courses 

Easter Recess 

First Registration for Fall Quarter 

Graduation 

Spring Quarter Ends 



April 2 
April 6 
April 13-16 
May 21-23 
June 7 
June 8 



Summer 



June 12-16 
June 19-23 
June 26-30 



Session I 
Session II 
Session III 



June 11-15 
June 18-22 
June 25-29 



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